American civil rights campaigner, and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (1927 – 2006) stands behind a podium covered in microphones at Peace-In-Vietnam Rally, Central Park, New York, April 27, 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Featured Image
It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re taking a look back at some African-American women who haved paved the way for both us and future generations.
From legendary icons like Madame C.J. Walker and Nina Simone to 21st century trailblazers like Michelle Obama and Ava DuVernay, here are 65 dynamic women who have inspired us to achieve greatness.
Coretta Scott King
The late activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., often referred to as the First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement, would have been 90 on April 27.