Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the widow of the slain civil rights and peace activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., passed away on January 31 in Mexico while receiving treatment for her recent ailments. She was an activist and leader in her own right, being involved in the civil rights, labor and peace movements since the 1950s. When she met her late husband Coretta was well on her way to developing a career as a professional vocalists having studied at Antioch College and the New England Conservatory of Music.
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