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Correta Scott King. By Alexis Black. Birth. Correta was born on April 27, 1927 Heiberger , Alabama. Growing up. Correta grew up on a farm picked cotton to help make money for her family Correta and her sister knew Segregation was wrong Correta had two siblings. Education.

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correta scott king

Correta Scott King

By Alexis Black

birth
Birth
  • Correta was born on April 27, 1927
  • Heiberger, Alabama
growing up
Growing up
  • Correta grew up on a farm
  • picked cotton to help make money for her family
  • Correta and her sister knew Segregation was wrong
  • Correta had two siblings.
education
Education
  • Walked 5 miles a day to go to school
  • Valedictorian of her graduating class at Lincoln High School.
  • Bachelor of Art in Music and education
  • Received a scholarship to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts to study concert singing.
  • Earned her degree in voice and violin
first date
First Date
  • They met at College in Boston as Martin Luther King Jr was studying Theology.
  • Martin Luther told her “you know you have everything I ever wanted in a woman”.
marriage
Marriage
  • Martin Luther King Jr and Correta Scottwere married on June 18, 1953 at her parents house.
family
Family
  • Correta had four kids
  • Yolanda Denise King
  • Martin Luther King III
  • Dexter Scott King
  • Bernice Albertine King
freedom concerts
Freedom Concerts
  • Correta would useher musical background to put on freedom concerts to help raise money forthe civil rights movements.
  • They had Poetry
  • Narration – story telling
  • Music
  • Purpose: to tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement
civil rights movement
Civil Rights Movement
  • After Martin Luther King Jrwas killed, she kept on the civil rights movement to fulfill her husband cause and dream.
  • She became a public speaker
president reagan
President Reagan
  • President Reagan signed a bill making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’sbirthday a national holiday.
  • His birthday is January 15.
death
Death

Correta passed away on January 30, 2006, in Mexico

She was 78 years old

work cited
Work cited
  • Academy of Achievement – a museum of living history. WWW.achievement.org
  • Bio. True Story WWW.biography.com