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.
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."
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…
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.