Coretta Scott King

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Question: Who was known as the First Lady of the U.S. civil rights movement? 
 
Answer: Coretta Scott King.  She helped her husband, Martin Luther King Jr. fight for equal rights for African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.  After his death, she continued to speak out for peace and ...

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Overview

Question: Who was known as the First Lady of the U.S. civil rights movement? 
 
Answer: Coretta Scott King.  She helped her husband, Martin Luther King Jr. fight for equal rights for African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.  After his death, she continued to speak out for peace and equality for all people. 
 
-As a child in Alabama, she picked cottom to help her family earn money.
-She played three musical instruments in high school and sang solos.
-She worked for years to make Martin Luther King Jr's birthday a national holiday.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760786413
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 12/25/2007
  • Series: History Maker Biographies Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 328,447
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Hamilton Waxman has written many books for the History Maker Bios series, including Jimmy Carter, Colin Powell, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marie Curie, and Sequoyah. She has also written in the Creative Minds Biographies and Pull Ahead Books series.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Growing Up Proud     6
Life Up North     12
Changing Montgomery     18
Staying Strong     25
Leading on Her Own     34
Timeline     44
A Special Place     45
Further Reading     46
Websites     46
Select Bibliography     47
Index     48
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  • Posted November 23, 2009

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    Easy read

    My son had to do a report on several Black historians and the selected books were great.

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