Black History Month: Behind Every King Is A Queen! Coretta Scott King A Civil Rights Activist
Coretta Scott King was the wife of one of the most influential civil rights movement leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, Ms. King was a recognized figure all in her own. Both an activist, and a prominent figure in the civil and women’s right movement, Coretta Scott paved a road for future generations to fight for equal rights and built a culture that doesn’t consider the color of one’s skin a defining characteristic.
After the tragic death her husband, Coretta Scott dedicated the rest of her life to fighting. She worked as a columnist, frequently addressing social issues prominent during that time, and she founded the Center for Non-Violent Social Change. She also would appear as a regular commentator on CNN and worked tirelessly to make sure her husband’s legacy wouldn’t be forgotten. Coretta Scott left this earth with a hope and dream that society can change.
That hate can be let go, and we can all see each other as what we all are: Equal. A quote by the late activist just about sums up her entire life’s goal:
“I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.”