Cotetta Scott King

Civil Rights Activist

Place of Birth

  • April 27, 1927
  • Marion, Alabama


  • Lincoln High School
  • Antioch High School
  • New England Conservatory of Music


  • was one of three children
  • married Martin Luther King Jr.
  • had three children (Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther King the 3rd, Dexter Scott, Bernice Albertine)

Coretta's Jobs

  • taught voice in the music department of Morris Brown college in Atlanta
  • Civil rights activist
  • singer

Death of Coretta Scott King

  • January 30, 2006
  • Playas de Rosarito, Mexico
  • died of heart attack and stroke