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Coretta Scott King's relationship with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died on April 4, 1968. They had been married for 14.8 years.

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Coretta Scott King

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Widow of Martin Luther King

Age: 78 (4/27/1927 - 1/30/2006)

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Politics - Other

Why Famous: A Leader in the American Civil Rights Movement

Age: 39 (1/15/1929 - 4/4/1968)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 1951 2.2 years
Engaged 1/30/1953 4.6 months
Married 6/18/1953 14.8 years
Deceased 4/4/1968 --
 Total17.3 years

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Yolanda Denise11/17/195551 yrs.*FemaleBiological
Martin Luther10/23/195759 yrs.MaleBiological
Dexter Scott1/30/196155 yrs.MaleBiological
Bernice Albertine3/28/196848 yrs.FemaleBiological

* Age at time of death

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