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In my opinion Coretta Scott King was our country's greatest hero. She fought tirelessly her whole life for the rights of black and gay Americans. She was a class act and this world needs A LOT more people like her.

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CORETTA SCOTT KING - "I came to the realization that we had been thrust into the forefront of a movement to liberate oppressed people, not only in Montgomery but also throughout our country, & this movement had worldwide implications. I felt blessed to have been called to be a part of such a noble and historic cause."

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Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King. I imagine a wide smile on his face today as President Obama gets inaugurated into his second term on a day dedicated to remember MLK. Congratulations, and thank you for all of your inspiration for change. This is a beautiful photo.

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Coretta Scott King

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"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." - Corretta Scott King

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Former first lady Jackie Kennedy and Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 funeral.

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The 30 Most Beautiful Black Women in History

Coretta Scott King..aslo an world-famous author, activist & civil rights leader...and Martin Luther King, JR..better half!

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Coretta Scott King: Two powerful women in the civil rights movement sit and laugh together, as Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King attend the 'Maya Angelou Life Mosaic' Collection by Hallmark in New York, New York. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

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Coretta Scott King, photographed during a Montgomery Bus Boycott Anniversary event in 1975. Photo: Todd Duncan, from the Ebony/Jet collection at Art.com

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Coretta Scott King on the day of her husband's funeral. 1968. Sunset Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. Diane Arbus.

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