Coretta Scott King revealed for the first time intimate stories of her life with the legendary civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a new posthumous memoir.
“I believe Martin was chosen, I believe I was chosen, and I say to the kids, this family was chosen as well,” Coretta Scott King says in her memoir that was penned by journalist Barbara Reynolds based on hours of previously unheard interviews.
Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, referred to her mother as “the architect of this King legacy” in an interview with “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts that aired today.
“What we know of my father,” Bernice King said, “really came from her resilience, her determination, her faith, her courage.”
“She used to say that this family is called,” Bernice King added. “We grew up hearing that a lot.”
Bernice King said that she still feels called, in the same way her mother was, to fight “for human rights and dignity.”
In her memoir, Scott King details how she dedicated her life not only to her husband and their four children, but also to their shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals. She remained by her husband’s side throughout his almost 13 years as the leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, up until his assassination in 1968.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Danielle Genet