- Name: Coretta Scott King
- Born: 04/27/1927
- Died: 01/30/2006 (78 years old)
- Occupation: Civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, human rights, and equal rights activist; author
Coretta Scott King (née Scott; April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. An active advocate for African-American equality, she was a leader for the Civil rights movement in the 1960s. King was also a singer who often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King met her husband while attending graduate school in Boston. They both became increasingly active in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Birth Name: Coretta Scott
Awards: Gandhi Peace Prize
Alias: Coretta Scott
Birth Place: Marion, Alabama, U.S.
Death Place: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
Coretta Scott King quotes :
My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one's purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one's self.Coretta Scott King
When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.Coretta Scott King
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.Coretta Scott King
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.Coretta Scott King
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.Coretta Scott King