Coretta Scott King

Boston breaks ground on MLK and Coretta Scott King memorial to celebrate civil rights and 'Black love'

The nonprofit King Boston on Wednesday broke ground on the Boston Common for an imposing new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Helping to ceremonially start digging into what was called "hallowed ground" were Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston City Mayor Michelle Wu and Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins, the first Black woman to hold that job.
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Groundbreaking for ‘The Embrace' Monument Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. & Coretta Scott King

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held in Boston Wednesday for a monument to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The organization King Boston has been working to install "The Embrace" by artist Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group on the historic Boston Common for years. Fittingly, the groundbreaking was on Wednesday, on Coretta Scott King’s birthday.

Coretta Scott King Was A Powerful Organizer

Born on April 27, 1927, Coretta Scott King’s birthday is a chance to revisit her legacy as a steward of peace and justice. Born For many years, Coretta Scott King’s work was treated as an extension of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. As proud as she was of her husband and their family, she was her own woman with a calling.

Future monument in Boston Common to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wife Coretta Scott King

BOSTON — The loving relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, will be immortalized with a permanent memorial on Boston Common. The 22-foot bronze sculpture dedicated to the civil rights icons, called "The Embrace," will show the couple's arms intertwined — an homage to when Coretta hugged Martin after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
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Bible verse - Romans Rom.12:3-5; quote by Coretta Scott King

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members...

Learn About Racial Activist Coretta Scott King, Including How She Met Dr. Martin Luther King

Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the triumphs and accomplishments of African Americans in all fields of life. Coretta Scott King played a pivotal role in establishing the country we live in today. Mrs. Coretta Scott King was born on April 27, 1927, in Heiberger, Alabama, and became a well-known trailblazer in the Civil Rights Movement. Here’s everything to know about the activist.
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Inspirational Quotes: Coretta Scott King, Mohandas Gandhi And Others

Inspirational quotes about serving others, making your mark when history is ready and turning hardships into inspiration to help more people. There is a spirit and a need ... at the beginning of every great human advance. Each of these must be right for that particular moment of history or nothing happens.

Coretta Scott King, 'thought partner' in building the dream

While she’s well known for being the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King chartered her own course in the Civil Rights Movement. She held a number of roles including working as a public mediator and civil rights activist. “One of the ways that we could look...

Op-Ed: The Life, Love, And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And Coretta Scott King

Above the towel rack in my former apartment's master bath hung a canvas print of 1 Corinthians 13. "Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud..." In swirling gold and silver font, the text often recited at the Black weddings I've attended was my adult home's "Footprints in the Sand" moment. I placed it there years ago — a manifestation memo of sorts — to remind me to date with intention, keep God at the head of any relationship, and to only align with a partner who could uphold the standard of love I had determined for myself. Because what I realized years ago is that love is as much about emotional connection and mutual respect as it is about intentionally building an enduring legacy.

From the Vault: Coretta Scott King, a Revolutionary Woman

When we retell the story of radical African American activism in the 20th century, we will finally embrace Coretta Scott King as the truly revolutionary figure she was. Editor’s note: When Ms. was launched as a “one-shot” sample insert in New York magazine in December 1971, it was a brazen act of independence. At the time, the feminist movement was either denigrated or dismissed in the so-called mainstream media. Most magazines marketed to women were limited to advice about finding a husband, saving marriages, raising babies or using the right cosmetics.