She wasn’t just the wife of an American hero, she was an icon in her own right. Coretta Scott King was her high school valedictorian at Lincoln Normal School in 1945. She played trumpet and piano, sang and participated in school musicals. In College, at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She became active in the nascent civil rights movement; she joined the Antioch chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) She got a scholarship to continue her musical training at the New England Conservatory in Boston where she met MLK Jr.
The late Coretta Scott King. She was an author, activist, civil rights leader and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
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