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My life, my love, my legacy / Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.

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  • ISBN: 9781627795982
  • ISBN: 1627795987
  • Physical Description: viii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
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    • Copy Count: 3 / 5.0
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    • Checkout History: 3 / 5.0

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Formatted Contents Note: We don't have time to cry -- A sense of belonging -- I have something to offer -- A brave soldier -- Time itself was ready -- The winds of change -- I will never turn back -- Pushed to the breaking point -- I've been called by God, too -- So evil only God could change it -- I have a dream -- Heartbreak knocked, faith answered -- Securing the right to vote was a blood covenant -- Moral concerns know no geographic boundary -- I don't want you to grieve for me -- With a prayer in my heart, I could greet the morning -- My fifth child -- We must learn to disagree without being disagreeable -- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere -- Happy birthday, Martin -- Our children -- I will count it all joy -- Afterwords / by Andrew Young, Maya Angelou, Patricia Latimore, Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Myrlie Evers-Williams -- My mother, my mentor / by Dr. Bernice A. King -- The making of her memoir / by Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Civil rights workers > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
Social reformers > United States > Biography.
Spouses of clergy > United States > Biography.
Widows > United States > Biography.
Baptist women > United States > Biography.
Christian women > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Cultural Heritage.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Social Activists.
HISTORY > African American.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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