The Resource My life, my love, my legacy, Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

My life, my love, my legacy, Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Label
My life, my love, my legacy
Title
My life, my love, my legacy
Statement of responsibility
Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends. 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. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, 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's 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."--Provided by publisher
Summary
Over the course of many years, Coretta Scott King's close friend, the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, recorded interviews with King about her experiences. In My Life, My Love, My Legacy, Reynolds assembles these accounts into an authorized biography. From her childhood in segregated Heiberger, Alabama through her college days in Ohio and her classical music studies in Boston, Coretta aspired to be a professional musician. That changed after Martin Luther King Jr persuaded her to marry him, build a family together, and return South to combat Jim Crow. This up-close, graceful narrative offers a vivid depiction of the Kings' lives, especially Coretta's, and the Civil Rights movement.-- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545982
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2006
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King, Coretta Scott
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.K47
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reynolds, Barbara A.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Coretta Scott
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women
  • Social reformers
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Widows
  • Baptist women
  • Christian women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
  • HISTORY / African American
Target audience
adult
Label
My life, my love, my legacy, Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
We don't have time to cry -- A sense of belonging -- I have something to offer -- A brave soldier -- Time itself was ready -- The winds of change -- I will never turn back -- Pushed to the breaking point -- I've been called by God, too -- So evil only God could change it -- I have a dream -- Heartbreak knocked, faith answered -- Securing the right to vote was a blood covenant -- Moral concerns know no geographic boundary -- I don't want you to grieve for me -- With a prayer in my heart, I could greet the morning -- My fifth child -- We must learn to disagree without being disagreeable -- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere -- Happy birthday, martin -- To live a normal life -- I will count it all joy -- Afterwords / by Andrew Young, Maya Angelou, Patricia Latimore, Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Myrlie Evers-Williams
Control code
ocn950430557
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627795982
Lccn
2016039557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950430557
Label
My life, my love, my legacy, Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We don't have time to cry -- A sense of belonging -- I have something to offer -- A brave soldier -- Time itself was ready -- The winds of change -- I will never turn back -- Pushed to the breaking point -- I've been called by God, too -- So evil only God could change it -- I have a dream -- Heartbreak knocked, faith answered -- Securing the right to vote was a blood covenant -- Moral concerns know no geographic boundary -- I don't want you to grieve for me -- With a prayer in my heart, I could greet the morning -- My fifth child -- We must learn to disagree without being disagreeable -- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere -- Happy birthday, martin -- To live a normal life -- I will count it all joy -- Afterwords / by Andrew Young, Maya Angelou, Patricia Latimore, Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Myrlie Evers-Williams
Control code
ocn950430557
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627795982
Lccn
2016039557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950430557

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