Coretta: The Story of Coretta Scott King: Commemorative Edition

Coretta: The Story of Coretta Scott King: Commemorative Edition

by Martin Luther King III, Octavia Vivian

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In this first biography of Coretta Scott King, written by her friend Octavia Vivian, the reader meets a determined young girl who grew up in Alabama and worked her way through Antioch College only to discover that she was not allowed to teach in the white schools in Ohio. She pursued a musical career in Boston, where she met Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 brought Dr. King and his wife into national prominence. Since then the nation has seen the beauty and composure of Coretta Scott King as she has continued to speak and act on behalf of civil rights.

First published in 1970 by Fortress Press, this commemorative edition has been thoroughly updated, includes a black and white photo gallery, and is full of warmth and human interest, telling the story of Coretta Scott King from her childhood to her death in February 2006.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800638535
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 05/16/2006
Edition description: Commemorative edition
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 784,787
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Octavia Vivian has worked extensively in the Civil Rights Movement and was a life-long friend of Coretta Scott King. Her husband, C.T. Vivian, was a former member of Dr. King's executive staff. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Martin Luther King, III




A Child of Struggle


Mother of Four

Abiding Faith




On Her Own

The Legacy

Champion of JusticeFor Further Reading

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