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Coretta Scott King Biography

Founding President, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Four days after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., she led a march of fifty thousand people through the streets of Memphis, and later that year [1968] she took his place in the Poor People’s March to Washington, 1968
  • Delegate at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, on behalf of the Women’s Strike for Peace, 1962
  • Honorary doctorates from over 40 colleges and universities
  • New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Mass, 1954
  • Antioch College, Ohio, 1951
  • Lincoln High School, Marion, Alabama, 1945
  • June 18, 1953 married Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.