Coretta Scott King was the commencement speaker at her alma mater, the New England Conservatory of Music, in 2004. She graduated in 1954.

Mother of a movement carried a legacy

King, who led rights struggle after a tragedy, dies at 78

By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / February 1, 2006

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Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., who after her husband's murder became one of America's best-known civil rights leaders in her own right and an international symbol of the struggle for social justice, died in her sleep late Monday night. She was 78. (Full article: 1834 words)

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