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My life, my love, my legacy

My life, my love, my legacy / Coretta Scott King as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
New York : Macmillan Audio, [2017]

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  • Reynolds, Barbara A.
  • LaVoy, January
  • Rashad, Phylicia, 1948-
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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. In love with King, and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married him, 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 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.
  • 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
  • African American women
  • Baptist women
  • Christian women
  • Civil rights workers
  • Social reformers
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Widows
  • United States
  • Audiobooks.
  • Autobiographies.
  • Biography.
  • Includes archival recordings of Coretta Scott King.
  • Unabridged.
  • Downloadable audio file.
  • 9781427282842
  • 1427282846
  • 9781427282859
  • 1427282854
  • 969904703
  • 969904703
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006, author.
My life, my love, my legacy / Coretta Scott King as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.
New York : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
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spoken word
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Read by Phylicia Rashad and January LaVoy.
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Reynolds, Barbara A., author.
LaVoy, January, narrator.
Rashad, Phylicia, 1948- narrator.
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Source record: King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006. My life, my love, my legacy. Unabridged. New York : Macmillan Audio, [2017] 1250122627 (OCoLC)965918628
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