Coretta Scott King

Welcome to a special episode of Rebel Mothers where Susie does a deep dive into the extraordinary life of a REAL rebel mother: Coretta Scott King, a woman who defied expectations and used her motherhood as a source of strength in her fight for justice and equality. From the racially segregated Alabama of her youth to becoming an iconic civil rights leader and activist in her own right, Coretta is an inspiration for maternal activists everywhere. 

Topics Include:
  • Coretta Scott King early life and education
  • Marriage to Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Evolving role of Black women in the 1950s, balancing domestic responsibilities with activism.
  • Coretta’s experiences during the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Coretta's multiples roles as a mother, wife, activist, and singer
  • Coretta’s many accomplishments, which includes establishing The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, securing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national holiday, advocacy for women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and worker's rights, and her legacy as both a mother and a relentless advocate for justice, equality, and nonviolence
Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King with the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds

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Coretta Scott King
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