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."

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."

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In my opinion Coretta Scott King was our country's greatest hero. She fought tirelessly her whole life for the rights of black and gay Americans. She was a class act and this world needs A LOT more people like her.

In my opinion Coretta Scott King was our country's greatest hero. She fought tirelessly her whole life for the rights of black and gay Americans. She was a class act and this world needs A LOT more people like her.

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Mrs Coretta Scott King and daughter Yolanda King, 1958 (Moneta Sleet/Ebony Collection)

Mrs Coretta Scott King and daughter Yolanda King, 1958 (Moneta Sleet/Ebony Collection)

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Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King (/kɔːˈrɛtə/; April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights...

Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King (/kɔːˈrɛtə/; April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights...

Martin Luther King leads the historic Selma March to Montgomery ca.1965.

Martin Luther King leads the historic Selma March to Montgomery ca.1965.

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"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." - Corretta Scott King

"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." - Corretta Scott King

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