A Day for Dr Martin Luther King Jr PEN 2941

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This presentation describes the work of Mrs. Coretta Scott King after the assassination of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Title: A Day for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Coretta Scott King’s Legacy By Cynthia Bohannon-Brown PEN # 2941 Published by peach e~books. www.peachebooks.com All rights reserved. This publication may be reproduced by educators, parents, and students for educational purposes only. Commercial duplication is prohibited. © peach e~books January 2009


Every third Monday in January, Americans honor the civil rights work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Some people also remember Mrs. King’s efforts to create a national holiday to honor her late husband’s dream.


Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott were married on June 18, 1953, by Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.


Many times, Martin and Coretta marched side-by-side on their journey for justice and equal rights for all people.


On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated and Mrs. King was left alone to raise their four children and to carry out their work.


The year that her husband died, Coretta Scott King established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia.


Coretta believed that her husband’s dream would be best remembered with a national holiday. For over ten years, she worked tirelessly to get a holiday named for Dr. King.


Finally, in 1983, President Ronald Reagan made Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a national holiday.


Since that time, Dr. King’s Day has been used as a time for service in communities around the United States.


Throughout her later years, Mrs. King worked with many people to promote civil rights around the world.


When Coretta Scott King lost her battle with cancer in 2006, she was laid to rest next to her husband at the King Center.


Mrs. King will be remembered as a faithful wife, a loving mother, and a torchbearer for civil rights.


Some people will also remember Mrs. King’s determination to create the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday.


Pictures of Mrs. Coretta Scott King… …with her children http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/photocredit/achievers/kin1-009 …speaking before a crowd http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/566407601_a2479408a1.jpg …color photo with Dr. King portrait (earlier years) http://images.google.com/hosted/life/ …as honored speaker UNT http://www.unt.edu/inhouse/march112005/Kingpresentation.jpg …hands in prayer http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2002/07jan02/07king.html …colored photo with Dr. King portrait (later years) http://givnology.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/46060593/m/4321017881 Dr. King’s assassination photo http://www.truthmove.org/workspace/photos-content/mlk_jr_slaying.jpg Dr. King’s funeral http://www.pwf.cz/_dataPublic/photo/a3e1bed7bb074b15a610e4e281988379/ Luther_King_s_Funeral.jpg http://pro.corbis.com/images/FP003149.jpg?size=67&uid= %7B2C1D9F1F-1477-4680-9AB1-B2A53A7F3C00%7D


M. L. K On-line Photo Gallery http://www.mlkonline.net/images.html Pictures of Mrs. Coretta Scott King… …with President Ronald Reagan http://www.thekingcenter.org/holiday/index.asp … at DNC 1976 http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/corettascottking/p/bio_king_c.htm …with bust and picture of Dr. King http://www.schm031.com/sc/graphics/cat/black_history/coretta_scott_king.jpg …marching with Dr. King http://www.familyresource.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/ coretta-king.jpg http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/photocredit/achievers/kin1-010 http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/photocredit/achievers/kin1-003 …speaking http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bp2.blogger.com/ …in room with plaques http://williamsgate.blogspot.com/2008/01/coretta-scott-king-gravesite -at-martin.html Coretta Scott King Biography from the New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2519


Pictures of Mrs. Coretta Scott King… …with Desmond Tutu http://www.achievement.org/newsletter/2003/1156.jpg …with former President and Mrs. Carter and Andrew Young http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/Coretta_scott_ king_ebenezer.jpg/180px-Coretta_scott_king_ebenezer.jpg …with former President George W. Bush http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coretta_Scott_King …with Cesar Chavez http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/religiousyouth/ images/daychavezking-full.jpg …with former President Carter http://www.medaloffreedom.com/CorettaScottKing_JimmyCarter.jpg Coretta Scott King Biography http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/02/01/ MNGHHH0QU21.DTL Dr. King Speech http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg


Pictures of Mrs. Coretta Scott King… …speech before a crowd http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/566407601_a2479408a1.jpg …in the hospital/with Dr. King and Alberta King (mother-in-law) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theliberiancommunityusa/message/512 …with Stevie Wonder http://www.myshortpencil.com/martinlutherking.htm Martin Luther King Day (article) http://www.myshortpencil.com/martinlutherking.htm The ML King Autobiography http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/publications/autobiography/chp_5.htm The King Center http://www.thekingcenter.org/tkc/index.asp King Day http://www.mlkday.gov/ Pictures of King Center and Final Resting Places by Cynthia Bohannon-Brown

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