Coretta Scott King
Advocate to civil rights, women's rights, and LGBT rights
Not in Her Husband's Shadow
Coretta's Accomplishments and Honors
- Received a Horace Mann Award from Antioch College
- Received a Outstanding Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory of Music
- Coretta Scott King Award named in her honor, given to African-American writers and illustrators by the National Library Association
- Awarded first Lucretia Mott Award by Women's Way for her dedication to women and justice
- Received the Four Freedom Award for the Freedom of Worship
- Recipient of the Academy of Achievement's Gold Plate Award
- Awarded the Ghandi Peace Prize by the Government of India
- Coretta Scott King Forest in Israel named in her honor to "perpetuate her memory of equality and peace"
- Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy opened in her honor in 2007 in Atlanta
- Super Bowl XL dedicated to both Coretta and Rosa Parks
- Inducted into Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 2009
- Made Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday
Proposal of Induction to the APUSH Hall of Fame
"Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul" -Coretta Scott King
"Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become" -Coretta Scott King
"There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment in history or nothing happens" -Coretta Scott King
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