Civil Rights Activist Coretta Scott King Is Born. Read Her Bio

April 27
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Coretta Scott King
Born: April 27, 1927
Died: January 30, 2006
Age: 78 years old
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist

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Description: Born On This Day
Coretta Scott King
Born: April 27, 1927
Died: January 30, 2006
Age: 78 years old
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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Jean Harris
Born: April 27, 1923
Age: 89 years old
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation: Educator, Murderer
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Jessie Fauset
Born: April 27, 1882
Died: April 30, 1961
Age: 79 years old
Birthplace: Snow Hill, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Writer, Editor
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Died: April 27, 1882
Age: 78 years old
Place: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Philosopher, Journalist
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Ferdinand Magellan
Died: April 27, 1521
Age: 41 years old
Place: Mactan, Philippines
Occupation: Explorer
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Kwame Nkrumah
Died: April 27, 1972
Age: 62 years old
Place: Bucharest, Romania
Occupation: World Leader, Prime Minister
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Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X and more.
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