Actress Julia Roberts said that when she was born, her parents weren’t able to afford the hospital bills after giving birth. According to the actress who paid the debt, the black activist was Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta King.
Julia told the strange story when Gayle King interviewed her for HISTORYTalks. The actress began: “My parents were in a drama school in Atlanta, and one day Coretta Scott King called my mom and asked if her kids could join the school because they were having a hard time finding a place that would accept them.”
“Of course, come on,” my mom said, “and everyone became friends and got us out of a tough situation.” The interviewer recalls, “In the 1960s, there were no black children interacting with white children in drama schools.”
Martin Luther King was an American pastor and political activist who became an icon for promoting the nonviolent struggle for civil rights. King was assassinated in 1968.
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