Kurt's Historic Sites

The King Center

Coretta Scott King

Interment Location Visited  
Atlanta, GA March 26, 2022  

Fast Facts

Born: April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, Alabama

Spouse: Martin Luther King, Jr. (m.1953-1968)

Congressional Gold Medal: 2004

Died: January 30, 2006 in Rosarito, Mexico

Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure

Age: 78

Interment: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Atlanta, Georgia

"In recent months... when we as a nation have experienced the loss of two of the great men of our time by violent means... we have come to realize and understand the broad dimensions of violence in our society. The problems of poverty, racism, and war can be summarized with one word: violence. If we don't stop this madness we will destroy ourselves and our whole world."
- Coretta Scott King
June 19, 1968 in a Solidarity Day speech at the Poor People's March on Washington
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