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My life, my love, my legacy

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The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends

Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements.

As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election.

Coretta's is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life.

This program includes archival recordings of Coretta Scott King and is read by Phylicia Rashad and January LaVoy.

Phylicia Rashad is an actress, singer and stage director. She is known for roles in television shows such as Empire, Psych, and as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show . Her voice-over credits include spots in The Cleveland Show, Little Bill and Sofia the First. Rashad has also appeared in such films as For Colored Girls, Good Deeds, and Creed.

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display_description "The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends. Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements. As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election. Coretta's is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet African American women
African American women -- Biography
Audiobooks
Autobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Baptist women
Baptist women -- United States -- Biography
Biographies
Biography
Christian women
Christian women -- United States -- Biography
Civil rights workers
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
HISTORY / African American
King, Coretta Scott, -- 1927-2006
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968
Social reformers
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography
Sound recordings
Spouses of clergy
Spouses of clergy -- United States -- Biography
United States
Widows
Widows -- United States -- Biography
title_display My life, my love, my legacy
title_full My life, my love, my legacy / Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
My life, my love, my legacy / Coretta Scott King as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
My life, my love, my legacy [electronic resource] / Coretta Scott King as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
title_short My life, my love, my legacy
topic_facet African American women
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Baptist women
Christian women
Civil rights workers
HISTORY / African American
King, Coretta Scott
King, Martin Luther
Social reformers
Spouses of clergy
Widows