Coretta Scott King, the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a figure who was every bit as strong, every bit as committed, every bit as courageous — and every bit as ready to forge America’s awakening on race and social justice.

Coretta Scott King, the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a figure who was every bit as strong, every bit as committed, every bit as courageous — and every bit as ready to forge America’s awakening on race and social justice.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King.  I imagine a wide smile on his face today as President Obama gets inaugurated into his second term on a day dedicated to remember MLK.  Congratulations, and thank you for all of your inspiration for change. This is a beautiful photo.

Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King. I imagine a wide smile on his face today as President Obama gets inaugurated into his second term on a day dedicated to remember MLK. Congratulations, and thank you for all of your inspiration for change. This is a beautiful photo.

This 1966 photo is the last official portrait taken of the entire King family, made in the study of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. From left are Dexter King, Yolanda King, Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King III. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. declared, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

This 1966 photo is the last official portrait taken of the entire King family, made in the study of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. From left are Dexter King, Yolanda King, Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King III. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. declared, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Coretta Scott King in Her Casket | King leans over to touch the head of her mother, Coretta Scott King ...

Coretta Scott King in Her Casket | King leans over to touch the head of her mother, Coretta Scott King ...

Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. In 1942, a time when few women were becoming entrepreneurs, Reeves opened what would become a Philadelphia institution with a $500 bank loan. Her hat shop, Mae's Millinery, helped dress some of the most famous African-American women. (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey…

Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. In 1942, a time when few women were becoming entrepreneurs, Reeves opened what would become a Philadelphia institution with a $500 bank loan. Her hat shop, Mae's Millinery, helped dress some of the most famous African-American women. (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey…

Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, and A.D. King - BE050492 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, and A.D. King - BE050492 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - MLK "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The family of the leader of the American civil rights movement was photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. from Ebony magazine. The wounded family was captured on film during Martin Luther King’s funeral. The image speaks for itself.

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The family of the leader of the American civil rights movement was photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. from Ebony magazine. The wounded family was captured on film during Martin Luther King’s funeral. The image speaks for itself.

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