If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children. (April, 1986)

I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people. Reuters (31 March 1998)

I’m fulfilled in what I do… I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes — the finer things of life — would make you happy.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, 1964
photo by Herman Hiller



One thought on “Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – Jan 30, 2006)

  1. She was an amazing woman and she deeply cared for the freedom of humanity. “Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won you earn it and win it in every generation.” ~Coretta Scott King ❤

    Happy Birthday, Coretta ❤ I so much miss you in this world. xoxo

    "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, … a heart of grace and a soul generated by love. " ~Coretta Scott King ❤


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