Coretta Scott King was a well-known American activist. She was known as an advocate of civil rights, non-violence and liberation of women. She faced a lot of discrimination and hardships due to her color to complete her studies. She started off her career as a teacher at a local school. There, she aimed at strengthening the values of giving and sharing and her only motto was to move the humanity towards brotherhood as a whole. During this period she decided to pursue her childhood passion for music and enrolled for a bachelor’s degree. There she met Martin Luther King Jr., the a legendary leader. They both were attracted to each other as they shared the same passion against discrimination. She became the woman behind this successful leader during the ‘Civil Rights Movement’ and supported him in all possible aspects. After the infamous assassination of her husband, she led the march her husband had organized and aimed at fulfilling all his dreams. Here is a collection of sayings and quotations by the historic legend which have been excerpted from her life, thoughts and work. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Coretta Scott King which reflects her exemplary leadership skills and her struggle against racial discrimination.
I always knew that I was called to do something. I didn't know what, but I finally rationalized after I met Martin - and it took a lot of praying to discover this - that this was probably what God had called me to do: to marry him.
In the area of economic justice, we still have a long way to go. We have too many people who are discriminated against just because they happen to be black or they happen to be a woman or some other minority.
Coretta Scott King
I don't see how you can separate human rights and the rights of all people, no matter what their sexual orientation is.
While not a panacea for the nation's illegal immigration problems, employer sanctions are one necessary means of stopping the exploitation of vulnerable workers and the undercutting of American jobs and living standards.
As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses... An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.