Coretta Scott King born on April 27, 1927 and died January 30, 2006 was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1953 until his death in 1968. Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King was an active advocate for African-American equality. King met her husband while in college, and their participation escalated until they became central to the movement. In her early life, Coretta was an accomplished singer, and she often incorporated music into her civil rights work.
She published her memoirs, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1969. she was a leading activist and always wanted the best for women.
Coretta was viewed during her lifetime and posthumously as having striven to preserve her husband’s legacy.
Coretta Scott King was the recipient of various honors and tributes both before and after her death. She received honorary degrees from many institutions, She was inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, She was honored by both of her alma maters.
Today we all Remember her for her good deeds and legacy she passed on.