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50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014
By United Press International
Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Harry Belafonte gets to keep three documents given to him by Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in agreement.
Danielle Haynes
Harry Belafonte in legal fight with Martin Luther King's children

Harry Belafonte in legal fight with Martin Luther King's children

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Singer Harry Belafonte has asked a U.S. court to declare him the owner of three documents Martin Luther King Jr.'s children say were illegally acquired.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 27, 2013.
By United Press International

1963 Birmingham bombing victims to get Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The four young black girls killed in a 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., are being honored by Congress.

'The One and Only Ivan' wins American Library Association's Newbery Award

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- "The One and Only Ivan," written by Katherine Applegate, is the 2013 Newbery Medal winner, the American Library Association announced Monday in Seattle.
Horseman Peter Fuller dies at 89

Horseman Peter Fuller dies at 89

BOSTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Peter Fuller, a New England car dealer who owned the only horse ever to be disqualified after winning the Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 89.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 27, 2012.
By United Press International
Resurrected Antioch College offering free tuition

Resurrected Antioch College offering free tuition

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Antioch College, a small private college in Ohio that has resurrected itself after closing in 2008, says it is offering free tuition for four years.

M.L. King relative dies in Pennsylvania

CHEYNEY, Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- Edythe Scott Bagley, the Rev. Martin Luther King's sister-in-law, has died at her home in Cheyney, Pa., her family said in a statement.
Bernice King walks away from SCLC post

Bernice King walks away from SCLC post

ATLANTA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., says she has officially declined the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

MLK children in difficult court battle

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A feud among the surviving children of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will be taken to court in Atlanta Monday, attorneys for the litigants said.

King papers pulled from auction

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- New York auction house Sotheby's said singer Harry Belafonte has decided not to sell three documents related to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Coretta Scott King
Children of Coretta Scott King (L-R), Dexter Scott King, Rev. Bernice King, Yolanda King and Martin Luther King III embrace before funeral services for their mother at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., February 7, 2006. Coretta Scott King was the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (UPI Photo/Ric Feld/POOL)
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Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Mrs. King's most prominent role may have been in the years after her husband's 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women's Movement.

Coretta Scott King was the third of four children born to Obadiah "Obe" Scott (1899–1998) and Bernice McMurray Scott (1904–1996) in Marion, Alabama. She had an older sister named Edythe, born in 1925, an older sister named Eunice who did not survive childhood, and a younger brother named Obadiah Leonard, born in 1930. The Scott family had owned a farm since the American Civil War, but were not particularly wealthy. During the Great Depression the Scott children picked cotton to help earn money. Obe was the first black person in their neighborhood to own a truck. He had a barber shop in their home. He also owned a lumber mill, which was burned down by white neighbors.

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