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Coretta Scott King
Birth: Apr. 27, 1927
Marion
Perry County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 2006
Rosarito
Baja California, Mexico

Social Reformer. Born near Marion, Alabama, she was studying voice at the New England Conservatory of Music for a planned singing career when she met Martin Luther King, Jr., a young Baptist minister working toward a Ph.D. at Boston University. She was highly supportive her husband and his efforts during the most tumultuous days of the American civil rights movement. After his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, she became a community leader and kept his dream alive. She worked to keep his ideology of equality for all people at the forefront of Americas's agenda. She pressed for over a decade to have her husband's birthday declared a national holiday; in 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law and the first federal holiday was celebrated in 1986. Ms. King became a symbol, in her own right, of her husband's struggle for peace and brotherhood with her appearances at seminars and conferences on global issues. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Yolanda Denise King (1955 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Complications from from ovarian cancer and a stroke
 
Burial:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: Jan 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13189804
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- R I P
 Added: Dec. 14, 2014
I am reacting u you are my idol:) hope u rest in peace:)
- Jessica Hernandez
 Added: Dec. 9, 2014
In memory of Mrs. King.
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Dec. 7, 2014
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