Tire swing similar to the one Mrs. King describes in the video (click on “Personalize It” to access the video)

This adventure honors the memory of Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., who is also the namesake of the prestigious Coretta Scott King Award for children’s books. We found the list of these award-winning books at the American Library Association website: www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards.

Her church, home, and a bronze statue of her are at the Coretta Scott King Birthplace, Wedding Location, and Memorial in Heiberger.


This page’s “Personalize It” activity is a clip of Coretta Scott King talking about her rural childhood. A list of movies connected to the life and times of the Kings can be found at fandango.com.

Also see our page about the King Center in Georgia at Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is the fourth stop on the Alabama Author Adventures Trail!

Patricia Smart