"Before my mother was a King, she was a gifted vocalist and musician."

Coretta Scott King's lady like style and stoic expression became synonymous with her civil rights activism.

In the wake of Stephon Clark's death, I am thinking about his children and the history of those affected by tragedies like this.

In a letter, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. crafted a scathing critique of Sessions saying that to grant him a federal judgeship would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.”


The sisterhood forged between Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott-King, widows of two the most pivotal and controversial African-American leaders of the 20th century, was one that inspired bittersweet awe, nostalgia and pride in the hearts of Black America. We have often imagined the monumental “what ifs” and “if onlys” of a powerful alliance between […]

Coretta Scott King is among the most influential women in American history.

In honor of Black History Month, we profile the woman who stood by Dr. Martin Luther King’s side during his reign, his wife Coretta Scott King, her achievements, and her dream.