Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King

Edythe Scott Bagley Bernice A. King Joe Hilley


Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King

Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King

  • Title: Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King
  • Author: Edythe Scott Bagley Bernice A. King Joe Hilley
  • ISBN: 9780817317652
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover



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.


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For an enhanced version of this review posted to my blog, "folklore & literacy," click on this link folkloreandliteracy/2017/0!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 [...]

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 [...]

The author of this book was Mrs. King's sister, a relationship that enabled her to describe her life with an intimacy and familiarity that no other writer could have achieved. She did an excellent job of showing how Mrs. King's beliefs and principles were shaped from early childhood and depicting quite clearly that Coretta was not just a wife joining her husband's cause but a woman who was an equal partner, pursuing the same goals of economic and social justice but often in her own way, for inst [...]

Desert Rose is a good read. I learned some new information about Mrs. King, especially her background growing up in Alabama in the 1930s. Her backstory is amazing, considering her parents raised their children to be independent & break away from the status quo- a daring idea even today. Mrs. Bagley writes of Mrs. King much like anyone should expect- no sensationalist or drama filled stories, all fact, little fluff. I think considering the rumors of infidelity surrounding the Kings courtesy o [...]

One of the best biographies I've read. No mush or sentimentality, just a great story. Mini bios of her family showing how faith, a willingness to work hard and get all the education available molded this remarkable woman. She was every bit the activist her husband, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr was. She continued to fight for human rights decades after her husband's death. Not only did the civil rights movement help to shape her, but she shaped it - always for the better. Not just a "good read" bu [...]

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.

Coretta Scott King's sister writes a moving tribute as she gives us overview of her family's struggles in Marion, Alabama and beyond.

great read.e and strong black woman


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