CORETTA SCOTT KING: "First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement" and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. She is known for being a civil rights leader who helped lead in the Civil Rights Movement, activist, advocate for African-American equality, and an American author. After her husbands assassination she worked hard to officially make Martin's birthday a holiday. She succeeded on November 2, 1983 when Reagen signed a legislation for it. She is also credited for mobilizing African American voters in her conversation with John F. Kennedy during the 1960's presidential election.
A little after Coretta's death she was temporarily buried on the King Center grounds, and eventually moved next to her husband. During her funeral over 10,000 people attended,, including four US Presidents. #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanrights #womensrights #historicfigures