Coretta Scott King, author, activist, civil rights leader, and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She helped lead the Civil Rights Movement, taking part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott & working to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She also played a prominent role in the years after her husband's 1968 assassination, taking on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and becoming active in the Women's Movement & the LGBT rights movement. R.I.P.

coretta scott king was born in heiberger alabama and raised on the farm of her parents Bernice mcmurry scott, and obadiah scott, in perry county alabama.

Dr. King and Coretta Scott, our Brother in Alpha Phi Alpha and his wife, a sister from Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Wise Words From Coretta Scott King, Activist

Quotes by Coretta Scott King, often at the side of her husband, Martin Luther King jr. She took up his civil rights mantle after his assassination.

Dr. Jane Wright, invented cancer treatment

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Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Civil rights protesters getting hosed.

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Dr. Martin Luther King wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the Civil Rights Movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (photo taken 1962)

1962 American clergyman and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. - makes a public address in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images)

Martin and Sammy

Sammy Davis Jr and Martin Luther King Jr backstage at New York’s Majestic Theatre, 1965

Did you know? _Alberta King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s mother, was shot and killed in 1974 while playing the organ at her church. the shooting was allegedly done by a 23-yr. old black man by the name of Marcus Wayne Chenault. Chenault didn't give any reason for the shooting except to say that "all Christians are my enemies." _Excerpt from Dr. Boyce Watkins account of the deaths in MLK, Jr.s family...

Mr and Mrs Martin Luther King Sr, MLK Jr, his older sister Christine Farris, and his brother A.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 94 Birthday

“Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate…” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wife Coretta Scott King sing hymns at the piano, with first-born daughter Yolanda looking on, in a family moment. /Moneta Sleet Jr./Ebony Collection

and wife Coretta Scott King sing hymns at the piano, with first-born daughter Yolanda looking on, in a family moment.

Lena Horne and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963.

Lena Horne and Dr Martin Luther King at a party Ms Horne gave in his honor in New York in 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr leads a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march, also known as 'Turnaround Tuesday', Selma, Ala., March 1965.

12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

American religious and Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr leads a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march.

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