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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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