Why Coretta Scott King inspires us:
Coretta inspires us because she is widely remembered because of her hand in activism, but no one really knew that she was very talented and smart. Married to Dr. Martin Luther King, but she had several talents outside of activism. Coretta was well-known for her singing and violin playing. She attended Lincoln High School, graduating as the school’s valedictorian in 1945, and then enrolled at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and education. After graduating from Antioch,she received her second collegiate degree, in voice and violin, from the New England Conservatory of Music in the early 1950s.
Information received from BIO.com
The King Center reports that during Dr. King’s career, Mrs. King devoted most of her time to raising their four children: Yolanda Denise (1955), Martin Luther, III (1957), Dexter Scott (1961), and Bernice Albertine (1963). From the earliest days, however, she balanced mothering and Movement work, speaking before church, civic, college, fraternal and peace groups.
What we can learn from Coretta:
It’s from Coretta, women can learn to educate ourselves. We believe that it was because of Mrs. King’s educational and religious background that she was able to withstand her everyday trials of marriage, being a mother and supporting her spouse in every area of his life.
We are grateful for brave women who have paved the way for us-women. #womenwithgifts
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” Coretta Scott King