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My Life with Martin Luther King - Coretta Scott King (HARDBACK).


My Life with Martin Luther King - Coretta Scott King (HARDBACK).


This personal, inspirational account of the history of the Civil Rights Movement describes the author's relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing their marriage, the events of the 1960s, and King's tragic assassination.

The blurb: "There have been books by and about great men. And women. Through knowing them, we have understood better their moments in history - and perhaps life itself. This book stands out because it gives us both a great man and the great woman who was his wife. But even more significantly, theirs is that most urgent of all moments in history today.

If we could separate the Kings - Martin, Coretta, and the children - from their time and their impact on it, we would have a stirring story of familial love, faith, and courage under the most trying circumstances. But it was their time that gave public expression to their humanity and courage and so made them heroes for all mankind.

This is their incredible story - begun for Martin Luther, Jr., under the warm protection of Daddy King, Minister of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, and for Coretta in the Alabama backroads where her father's saw mill was burned to the ground and the bus carrying white children to school sped by each morning covering her with dust as she walked.

The thread from these beginnings to the assassin's bullet in Memphis is between the covers of this book - woven through each member of the family and interwoven with those famous and unheralded who surrounded them."

(Hodder and Stoughton, UK First Edition hardback, 1970. VGC). 

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