Friday, February 19, 2010
Homemaker and Civil Rights Activist
Coretta Scott King, Dr. Martin Luther King's wife, was an inspirational woman for her class, poise, and dedication to her family and the Civil Rights movement.
She was born in 1927 to a truck farmer and a homemaker. She excelled in school, and graduated valedictorian of her class, and accepted a scholarshop to Antioch College in Ohio. After receiving her degree in music and elementary education, she accepted another scholarship to continue her musical training from The New England Conservatory of Music, located in Boston. She received a degree in voice and violin.
It was there that she met Martin Luther King, and they courted, and eventually married. When she started her family, she put her musical ambitions on hold. As time went on, while raising her four children, she used her musical abilities to contribute to supporting her husband, by holding Freedom Concerts as fundraisers to support the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Coretta Scott King was a woman who was dedicated to supporting her husband and raising her children, while putting her career ambitions on the shelf. She was considered to be the First Lady of the Civil Rights movement, and the title is well-deserved.