CORETTA SCOTT KING - "I came to the realization that we had been thrust into the forefront of a movement to liberate oppressed people, not only in Montgomery but also throughout our country, & this movement had worldwide implications. I felt blessed to have been called to be a part of such a noble and historic cause."
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." - Corretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King, born on this day in 1927. Photo: Michael Evans / NYT
Coretta Scott king
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) American author, activist, and civil rights leader
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Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King
Wife of Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King, is hailed as the "First Lady of Civil Rights." Born in 1953, in Alabama, Mrs. King went on to graduate from Antioch college, and won a scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Though her music career took a back seat to her family and to her passionate involvement in the initial stages of the Civil Rights Movement, she was later able to compose and perform a series of critically acclaimed…
Coretta King at funeral for MLK, Jr.: Photographer Moneta J. Sleet Jr. won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Photography for this image of Coretta Scott King at her husband’s funeral. Wearing a black veil and looking stoic, Scott King holds her daughter who is slumped over her mother’s lap looking dazed. It’s said to be one of the most graceful images of the Civil Rights Movement.
Coretta Scott King: Two powerful women in the civil rights movement sit and laugh together, as Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King attend the 'Maya Angelou Life Mosaic' Collection by Hallmark in New York, New York. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)