Coretta Scott King (nÃ©e Scott; April 27, 1927 â€“ January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. As an advocate for African-American equality, she was a leader for the civil rights movement in the 1960s. King was also a singer who often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King met her husband while attending graduate school in Boston. They both became increasingly active in the American civil rights movement.
King played a prominent role in the years after her husband’s assassination in 1968 when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women’s Movement. King founded the King Center, and sought to make his birthday a national holiday. She finally succeeded when Ronald Reagan signed legislation which established Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on November 2, 1983. She later broadened her scope to include both advocacy for LGBTQ rights and opposition to apartheid. King became friends with many politicians before and after Martin’s death, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Robert F. Kennedy. Her telephone conversation with John F. Kennedy during the 1960 presidential election has been credited by historians for mobilizing African-American voters.
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Coretta Scott King Biography / Wiki
|Name||Coretta Scott King|
|Place of Birth||Heiberger, Alabama, USA|
|Date of Birth||April 27, 1927|
|Age(as in 2023 Feb)||78|
Coretta Scott King Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|In Remembrance of Martin||Self||1986-02-08||Personal comments from family, friends, and advisors fill this remarkable documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King joins th…|
|I Am Somebody||Self||1970-01-01||Madeline Andersonâ€™s documentary brings viewers to the front lines of the civil rights movement during the 1969 Charleston hospital workersâ€™ strike…|
|King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis||Self (archive footage)||1970-03-24||Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, the documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activi…|
|Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks||2002-09-12||Oscar nominated documentary short from 2002…|
|Nationtime||Self||1972-11-01||A report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the politi…|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. : Marked Man||Archival Footage||2018-04-04||National Geographic documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. helps drive change in the United States in the face of bitter opposition, not least from opp…|
|Killing Martin Luther King Jr.||Herself||2021-03-01||No person has transformed a raceâ€™s social standing as Martin Luther King Jr. He transcended racial barriers, But the quest for equality came with co…|
|MLK: The Assassination Tapes||Self (Archival Footage)||2012-02-12||Relive an unspeakable tragedy detailed with unforgettable images, videos, and recordings only recently rediscovered….|
|James Brown – The Night James Brown Saved Boston||Self (archive footage)||2008-04-05||On April 5, 1968, soul legend James Brown performed a concert in Boston that many say shielded that city from the kinds of devastating riots that ripp…|
|Lions Love||Self (archive footage) (uncredited)||1969-10-12||Three actors in Hollywood live and love together. A director comes from New York to make a movie about actors and Hollywood….|
|King in the Wilderness||Self (archive footage)||2018-01-22||A chronicle of the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.â€™s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both …|
|Year of the Woman||1973-10-01||Utitlising humour, fantasy, animation, poetry and theatrics, Hochman and her crew challenge the male establishment for ignoring the first meeting of t…|
|4 Little Girls||Self||1997-07-09||On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. It was a cri…|
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