Coretta Scott King
By: Julie Krenek
Correta was born on April 27th, 1927. Her family was very poor, and it was hard for her and her family 2 years later during the Great Depression. She only had her dad, brother, and sister. NO MOM!!!!!! Even though they their house burned down, they lived through it. Coretta lived on and was a great accompanist and singer. All that paid off when she got a scholarship to Antonich Collage in Ohio.
While Coretta was in collage, she met Martin Luther king Jr. Right away they knew they were destined for each other. In 1953, Coretta Scott became Coretta Scott King. They moved to Alabama where Martin got a job. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white, Martin and Coretta arranged the bus boycott. It lasted just over a year. Coretta had 4 kids. When Martin Luther King Jr. was giving one of his many speeches, he was arrested. It was a VERY emotional time for Coretta. When he got out of jail, he gave his one last speech. After his speech, he was assassinated. Coretta continued his dream and, after 15 years, made Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday. Years after that, she had a stroke, heart problems, and ovarion Cancer. She died in 2006.
Book: Klingel, Cynthia, Journey to Freedom: Coretta Scott King. United States of America: The Child's World, 1999. Print.
Online Recources: http://www.biography.com/people/coretta-scott-king-9542067