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When Martin Met Coretta


He picked her up for their first date in his green Chevy. She wore a light-blue suit under a long black coat. It was a rainy day in Boston, 1952.

The first thing Coretta Scott noticed about Martin Luther King Jr. was that he was short. Even as he sat behind the wheel of the car, she could tell. He took her to Sharaf’s Cafeteria on Massachusetts Avenue for lunch, where he began the conversation by complimenting her on her beauty.


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