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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."--Provided by publisher.

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Honeoye Public Library B KING (Text)
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52120300304774
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Macedon Public Library BIO KING (Text)
Adult Biography
52121300566370
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Mount Morris Library 323.09 Kin (Text)
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52123300226229
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Newark Public Library 920 KING (Text)
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52125300782838
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Ontario Public Library BIO KING (Text)
Adult Biography
52126300710977
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Red Jacket Community Library B KIN (Text)
Adult Biography
RJP0103561
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Sodus Community Library BIO KING (Text)
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52148300453275
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Warsaw Public Library 921 KING (Text)
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52151300283627
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua B KING (Text)
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31846002720380
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