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Coretta Scott King

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Creator:Uffelman, Minoa D.
Title:Coretta Scott King
Date:2008 Mar. 12

Encyclopedia article about Coretta Scott King, most widely known as the wife and widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who carried on his vision of nonviolent protest to effect social change after his death in 1968. She founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change that year and later opposed apartheid in South Africa and participated in other human rights struggles.

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Subjects:King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African American civil rights workers | Civil rights workers | African American women civil rights workers | Women civil rights workers | African American civic leaders | Civic leaders | African American women civic leaders | Women civic leaders | African American social reformers | Social reformers | African American women social reformers | Women social reformers | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Georgia | Civil rights--Alabama | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Georgia | Civil rights movements--Alabama | Civil rights demonstrations--United States | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama | Protest marches--Alabama | Protest marches--Washington (D.C.) | Education--Alabama--Marion | Education--Ohio--Yellow Springs | Women--Education--Alabama--Marion | Women--Education--Ohio--Yellow Springs | Women--Education--Massachusetts--Boston | African American women--Education--Alabama--Marion | African American women--Education--Ohio--Yellow Springs | African American women--Education--Massachusetts--Boston | Universities and colleges--Graduate work | New England Conservatory of Music--Graduate work | African Americans--Education--Alabama | African Americans--Education--Ohio | African Americans--Education (Graduate)--Massachusetts--Boston | Music--Study and teaching (Graduate) | Concerts--United States | Fund raising--United States | Montgomery Improvement Association | Boycotts--Alabama--Montgomery | Buses--Alabama--Montgomery | Bombings--Alabama--Montgomery | Dynamite--Alabama--Montgomery | Mass meetings--Alabama--Montgomery | Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Segregation in transportation--Alabama--Montgomery | Discrimination--Alabama--Montgomery | Race discrimination--Alabama--Montgomery | Race relations | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relation--History--20th century | Montgomery (Ala.)--Politics and government--20th century | Holidays--United States | Holidays--Georgia | Nonviolence--United States | Passive resistance--United States | Nobel Prizes | Nobel Prize winners--United States | Civil disobedience | Disarmament | Peace | Peace--Awards | Assassination--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation--Tennessee | Wages--Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Poor People's Campaign | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Social justice--United States | Social justice--Southern States | Equality--United States | Equality--Southern States | Justice | Fairness | Liberty | Anti-apartheid activists--United States | Anti-apartheid movements--United States | Assassination--Investigation--Tennessee--Memphis | New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (Lithonia, Ga.) | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change | Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.) | Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) | Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963 | Martin Luther King, Jr., Day--United States | Martin Luther King, Jr., Day--Georgia | Spouses of clergy--Alabama--Montgomery | Spouses of clergy--Georgia--Atlanta | African American singers--Georgia | Singers--Georgia | African American women singers--Georgia | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824 | United States, Alabama, Perry County, Heiberger, 32.7581843, -87.2866658 | United States, Alabama, Perry County, Marion, 32.6323536, -87.3191655 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs, 39.8064486, -83.886874 | United States, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, 42.3584308, -71.0597732 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143
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Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
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