Although best known for being the wife of famed civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King created her own legacy in the movement to end injustice as well as working to continue her husband’s legacy after his death. Coretta Scott was born in Marion, Alabama, on April 27, 1927. Her parents … Continue reading #InContext: Coretta Scott King
Over 200,000 demonstrators joined Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. The main event was King’s “I Have a Dream…” speech in which he boldly called Americans to “make real the promises of democracy.” Up until then they had not been real. Not for black Americans. One hundred years … Continue reading #InContext: Martin Luther King Jr.