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    Wife of Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King, is hailed as the "First Lady of Civil Rights." Born in 1927 in Alabama, Mrs. King went on to graduate from Antioch college, and won a scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Though her music career took a back seat to her family and to her passionate involvement in the initial stages of the Civil Rights Movement, she was later able to compose and perform a series of critically acclaimed Freedom...

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Love! Love! Love! She looks so regal here. Coretta Scott King leaving church in November 1964.

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.

"Struggle is a never ending process.. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."-Coretta Scott King.

Coretta Scott King, photographed during a Montgomery Bus Boycott Anniversary event in 1975. Photo: Todd Duncan, from the Ebony/Jet collection at Art.com

Coretta Scott King at the Memorial Rally for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis 1968

Coretta, 0r “Cora” as the King addressed her, put the “C” in Classic Glam!  She loved to keep it consistent and don a red lip to adorn her natural born beauty!

Coretta Scott King

Civll and Women's Rights activist and the widow of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King.

Coretta Scott King - 2005 had a stoke and heart attack. Died Jan 2006 at age 78.

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. ~Coretta Scott King