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Author Bagley, Edythe Scott.
Title Desert rose : the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King / Edythe Scott Bagley with Joe Hilley ; afterword by Bernice A. King.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2012]
©2012

Author Bagley, Edythe Scott.
Subject King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006.
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 -- Influence.
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 -- Political and social views.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
African American women political activists -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Perry County (Ala.) -- Biography.
Alt Name Hilley, Joseph H.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages ., 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Soil -- Slavery -- Scotts and McMurrys -- Perry County -- pt. 2. Seed -- Parents -- A black man in a white man's world -- Opposition -- pt. 3. Bud -- Crossroads School -- Lincoln School -- Antioch College -- Becoming Coretta -- Progressive -- Graduation -- Boston -- Martin -- Marriage -- pt. 4. Blossom -- Montgomery -- The bus -- Boycott -- Christmas 1955 -- Bombing -- Staying -- Southern Christian Leadership Conference -- Atlanta -- Albany -- Birmingham -- Fire hoses ... and dogs -- Bombs -- Washington, D.C. -- Sixteenth Street Baptist Church -- St. Augustine -- Selma -- Freedom concerts -- Watts -- 1966 -- Memphis -- pt. 5. Fruit -- April 4, 1968 -- Friday -- Memphis march -- The funeral -- Finishing Martin's business -- 1969 -- Coretta's agenda -- Building the King Center -- Sweet Auburn and the historic site -- The United Nations and apartheid -- The holiday -- Coretta and Atlanta's creative community -- Coretta -- Afterword.
Summary "Desert Rose details Coretta Scott King's upbringing in a family of proud, land-owning African Americans with a profound devotion to the ideals of social equality and the values of education, as well as her later role as her husband's most trusted confidant and advisor. Coretta Scott King-- noted author, human rights activist, and wife and partner of famed Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr.-- grew up in the rural Alabama Black Belt with her older sister, Edythe Scott Bagley. Bagley chronicles the sisters' early education together at the Crossroads School and later at the progressive Lincoln School in Marion. She describes Coretta's burgeoning talent for singing and her devotion to musical studies, and the sisters' experiences matriculating at Antioch College, an all-white college far from the rural South. Bagley provides vivid insights into Coretta's early passion for racial and economic justice, which lead to her involvement in the Peace Movement and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. As Coretta's older sister, Edythe shared in almost all of Coretta's many trials and tribulations. Desert Rose charts Coretta's hesitance about her romance with Martin Luther King and the prospect of having to sacrifice her dream of a career in music to become a minister's wife. Ultimately, Coretta chose to utilize her artistic gifts and singing voice for the Movement through the development and performance of Freedom Concerts. This book also charts Coretta's own commitment and dedication, in the years that followed King's death, to the causes of international civil rights, the antiapartheid movement, and the establishment of the King Center in Atlanta and the national King Holiday. Coretta's devotion to activism, motherhood, and the movement led by her husband, and her courageous assumption of the legacy left in the wake of King's untimely assassination, are wonderfully detailed in this intimate biography"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780817386122 (electronic bk.)
0817386122 (electronic bk.)
9780817317652 (trade cloth ; alk. paper)
0817317651 (trade cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 780443461
Additional Format Print version: Bagley, Edythe Scott. Desert rose. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012 9780817317652 (DLC) 2011052587 (OCoLC)769430595


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