Alumna of Fisk University Said To Be Mistress of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch alleges that just before he died, civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. revealed to his wife Coretta that he had a mistress. According to Branch, the mistress was a married woman who was an alumna of Fisk University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville. Branch provides no further information on the identity of the woman.

The book, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Year’s 1965-1968, also states that King was losing patience with his associate Jesse Jackson. King allegedly screamed at Jackson, “If you want to carve out your own niche, go ahead, but for God’s sake, don’t bother me."


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