Books: Bearing Witness

MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Coretta Scott King. 372 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $6.95.

When they first met for a lunchtime date in Boston, she thought he was short and unimpressive. But she soon noticed that "he became better-looking as he talked, so strongly and convincingly." Coretta Scott soon found, too, that "M. L. King Jr.," as he called himself, made quick decisions. By the end of the date, he had told her that she "had everything I have ever wanted in a wife." As she observes in this fond memoir of their 15 years together, "it was...

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