Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King
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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,...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by University Alabama Press (first published May 10th 2011)
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Leslie Reese
I was really excited about reading this book because when I was a child learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I would see photographs and documentary footage that often showed his wife by his side, I always wondered about her. She wasn’t one of the men but she was always there, yet, no one ever seemed to make a big deal about her. When she died in 2006 or 2007 I remember feeling sad, and wanting the world to make the kind of mourning noise for her that I thought they would have had she...more
Jennifer
I feel this had the potential to be so much more than what it was. While it was a good read and it had a lot of interesting information in it that I was happy to find out about her, this book had a big flaw that was visible throughout the entire book and because of that it got extremely frustrating. While I understand that the author is/was Coretta's sister, if the biography is about Coretta, it should be about her and not the author with Coretta seeming as something of an afterthought. While sh...more
Sag2364
was an awkward read, but i think this was due to the author's perspective -- as her sister she tried very hard to tell the story of Coretta Scott, not Mrs. King. Overall, was a very interesting story -- I did not much, if anything, about Coretta Scott. She was extremely interesting and driven in her own way.
Martella Nelson
Coretta Scott King's sister writes a moving tribute as she gives us overview of her family's struggles in Marion, Alabama and beyond.
Teresa Speight
great read.......awesome and strong black woman
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