Transcript for Exclusive Audio of Recorded Conversations Between Coretta Scott King and Dr. Barbara Reynolds
On this martin Luther king Jr. Day, audio of his late wife, part of a new memoir. Robin Roberts with their youngest daughter, Bernice. I have a dream -- Reporter: A dream Dr. King shared with his wife Coretta Scott king who fought for 15 years to establish this day to honor her husband. What we know of my father -- really came from her resilience, her determination. Reporter: In a newly released memoir, Mrs. King made it clear from the beginning of their marriage, that she would be a force on reckoned with. Listen closely to this exclusive recording as Coretta recalls a conversation she had with her husband. I said, well you know, I love beinyour wife and the mother of your childr, but if that's all I did, I would go crazy. Your father wrote this about your mother. A wife can either make or break a husband. My wife was always stronger than I was through the struggle. Was that your mom? In those very difficult, challengin' times she rose to an occasion. I believe that martin was chosen. I believe that I was chosen, and I say to the kids, this family was chosen as well. She thought she was as destined as him -- Exactly. To do good things, great things. Yes. Reporter: Out of the spotlight, Mrs. King had one simple wish. I told him, every woman wants a house. That's all I need is a house. As long as I have my own house I'm fine. And your father was, like, no. Because he didn't want people to think that he was benefitting from the movement. And your mom's, like, "I want a house." And she got that. So it tells you a little bit about her tenacity. Yes, definitely. Reporter: That tenacity and strength put to the test in 1956 when their home was bombed. Daddy was the leader but mother was the one who first experienced the manifestation of a threat. She was in the home when it was bombed, not him. And her baby girl. And a baby girl. How do we use what your mother and father fought so hard for to move forward? My mother said, "Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation." Colorful words. Our thanks to robin and to you at home for joining us on this holiday. Thank you for watching I'm David Muir. I hope to see you back here tomorrow. From all of us here, have a good
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