Coretta Scott King (1927 – 2006) Civil Rights Leader, Author, Singer, Violinist & wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Before I was married to Martin and became a King, I was a proud Scott, shaped by my mother's discernment and my father's strength," a declaration made by Coretta Scott King, one of the most influential and prominent female leaders the world has known. Her family, education, and personality molded her for a life committed to social justice and peace. Coretta entered the world stage in 1955, as the wife of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her remarkable union with Dr. King resulted not only in four children, who became dedicated to carrying forward their parent’s work, but also in a life devoted to the highest values of human dignity in service to social change.