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.

 Photo taken from People

Photo taken from People

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.

 Photo taken from People

Photo taken from People

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.”

Happy Black History Month Mrs. King. We hope we're making you proud.