Honoring a King!

As you know, today commemorates what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 83rd Birthday. Because of that, I’m dedicating this post to him, his legacy, and the woman that stood by his side through it all, Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

♥Martin & Coretta♥
June 18, 1953
Marion, Alabama
(in the backyard of Coretta’s mother’s home)

The pair met while Coretta was in Boston studying at New England Conservatory of Music. She’s been quoted saying “…he was looking for a wife. I wasn’t looking for a husband, but he was a wonderful human being…”

It’s evident in these pics that Mrs. King was crazy about Dr. King and he was just as crazy about her. There is a lot that could be said about their marriage, but one thing I know for sure, Mrs. King stood by her husband through…

the bad times…

…as well as the good times!

The two were blessed with four beautiful children who all, as adults, carried on the fight for racial equality. ( Children, L to R: Yolanda, MLK III, Bernice, Dexter Scott)

When Dr. King was murdered, they’d been married for approximately 15 years. In his autobiography, Dr. King states ““I am indebted to my wife Coretta, without whose love, sacrifices, and loyalty neither life nor work would bring fulfillment. She has given me words of consolation when I needed them and a well-ordered home where Christian love is a reality.”

On this day, we celebrate you Dr. Martin Luther King! Thank you for your fight, your passion, your dream!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Woodard
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 04:18:55



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