His incredible zest for life. He was a very enthusiastic person. He did love the Lord tremendously. He liked to play with the children. He and my dad used to pick us up and throw us up in the air and catch us. He was a delightful person to know. He lived what he taughtKing niece: 'oppression still remains' Jan 16, 2005
I'm post-abortive so I know this, when we abort the child, we violate his or her rights, we as the mothers suffer tremendously, and our families sufferKing niece: 'oppression still remains' Jan 16, 2005
No time for taking a position. You need to work with everybody -- governments, churches, corporations. EverybodyBono: 'AIDS is a human rights issue' Jan 18, 2004
I want to congratulate you on your leadership on securing the bipartisan consensus for education reform that will strengthen accountability in public schools and increase the federal investment in reading education, teacher training and [helping] children with special needsBush honors King in White House ceremony Jan 21, 2002
The ideas they had concerning the direction of the organization under my leadership were different than my ideasBernice King walks away from SCLC post Jan 22, 2011
Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Mrs. King's most prominent role may have been in the years after her husband's 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women's Movement.
Coretta Scott King was the third of four children born to Obadiah "Obe" Scott (1899–1998) and Bernice McMurray Scott (1904–1996) in Marion, Alabama. She had an older sister named Edythe, born in 1925, an older sister named Eunice who did not survive childhood, and a younger brother named Obadiah Leonard, born in 1930. The Scott family had owned a farm since the American Civil War, but were not particularly wealthy. During the Great Depression the Scott children picked cotton to help earn money. Obe was the first black person in their neighborhood to own a truck. He had a barber shop in their home. He also owned a lumber mill, which was burned down by white neighbors.