70+ Coretta Scott King Quotes On Race, Freedom And Equality

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Coretta Scott King was an American social activist and author.

As a promoter of equality she was a civil-rights leader in 1960s America. Her husband was the great Martin Luther King Jr.

Her fight and struggle for equality and race is well known. As a result she serves as an inspiration for social activists of our era. So if you are looking for some cool quotes on freedom and race, do read this article.

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Best Quotes From Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King quotes are enjoyed by social activists.

Enlisted below are the best quotes of Coretta Scott King.

1. “Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.”

- Coretta Scott King.

2. “If American women increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.”

- Coretta Scott King.

3. "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”

- Coretta Scott King.

4. "Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul."

- Coretta Scott King.

5. "I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy."

- Coretta Scott King.

6. "Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

- Coretta Scott King.

7. "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate action of its members.”

- Coretta Scott King.

8. "I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation."

- Coretta Scott King.

9. "Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people."

- Coretta Scott King.

Coretta Scott King Famous Quotes

Coretta Scott King quotes are inspirational.

Here you will find the famous quotes of Coretta Scott King.

10. "If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem."

- Coretta Scott King.

11. "Vietnam has been replaced by an undeclared war in our central cities... fought by gangs with guns over drugs."

- Coretta Scott King.

12. "Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life."

- Coretta Scott King.

13. "No abundance of material goods can compensate for the death of individuality and personal creativity."

- Coretta Scott King.

14. "Behind every good man, there's a good woman reminding you I knew you when you didn't have nothing."

- Coretta Scott King.

15. "There comes a time when time itself is ready for a change.

- Coretta Scott King.

16. "Though Martin was gone physically, I became acutely aware of how much he remained a part of me spiritually."

- Coretta Scott King

17. "I think there is a realization that the tactics of the late sixties are not sufficient to meet the challenges of the seventies."

- Coretta Scott King.

Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr. To His Wife

Here are the quotes of Martin Luther King Jr which he said to his dear wife.

18. "I have become convinced in the last few days that my love for you is based on such a solid foundation that the stormy winds of anger cannot blow it assunder."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

19. "Darling I miss you so much. In fact, much too much for my own good."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

20. "Capitalism will be in America quite a few more years my dear."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

21. "My life without you is like a year without a spring time which comes to give illumination and heat to the atmosphere which has been saturated by the dark cold breeze of winter."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

22. "Our economic system is going through a radical change, and certainly this change is needed."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Quotes By Coretta Scott King On Equality, Freedom And Race

Here are the best quotes on equality, race and freedom by Coretta Scott King.

23. "I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others."

- Coretta Scott King.

24. "I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people."

- Coretta Scott King.

25. “Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.”

- Coretta Scott King.

26. "The greatest violence is seeing a child go to bed hungry."

- Coretta Scott King.

27. "How many men must die before we can really have a free and true and peaceful society?"

- Coretta Scott King.

28. "Love is such a powerful force."

- Coretta Scott King.

29. "I'm more determined than ever that my husband's dream will become a reality."

- Coretta Scott King.

30. "There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance."

- Coretta Scott King, 'My Life With Martin Luther King Jr.'.

Quotes From Books Of Coretta Scott King

Enlisted below are the quotes of Coretta Scott King from her book 'My Life, My Love, My Legacy'.

31. "My value system formed and was strengthened through pain and sacrifice."

- Coretta Scott King.

32. "When my family had our brush with evil the night of the fire, I saw the awful face of hate clearly, although the perpetrators were never identified."

- Coretta Scott King.

33. "He, Martin, confided in me his fear that he would be trying to prove his innocence for the rest of his life."

- Coretta Scott King.

34. " It had been the aim of the authorities to discredit Martin. However, his followers saw his release as a direct answer to their prayers, a blessing that only made him more of a hero in their eyes."

- Coretta Scott King.

35. "We took pride in knowing that our all-black community represented three generations of black ownership."

- Coretta Scott King.

36. "Accepting the prize, Martin said he saw the award as ‘profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time’."

- Coretta Scott King.

37. "As I reflect upon the chapters of my life, peering into the margins and fine print as well as at the boldly illuminated headlines, I am simply amazed."

- Coretta Scott King.

38. "Everywhere we went, people recognized Martin from the exposure he had received on the cover of Time magazine."

- Coretta Scott King.

39. "I never experienced any feelings of being rejected. I believe that women know if their husbands are unfaithful."

- Coretta Scott King.

40. "What did it take to stay on the civil rights battlefield after Martin was assassinated?"

- Coretta Scott King.

41. "In Martin’s sermons, I saw how he prepared the congregation for a time when they would have to act upon the words he was instilling in their souls."

- Coretta Scott King.

42. " When the ultimate question is asked about who the real sinners or saviors of this century were, the answer clearly shows that Martin Luther King Jr. helped transform America."

- Coretta Scott King.

43. "One morning paper wrote an article accusing the NAACP of planting Mrs. Parks on the bus, and likened the boycott to the tactics of the White Citizens’ Council, a white supremacist group that had formed in 1954."

- Coretta Scott King.

44. " The prize and all the publicity would detract from our time together, which, as it was, was quickly being winnowed away."

- Coretta Scott King.

45. "Nehru had told Martin and me how, because of the climate set by Gandhi, federal laws banned discrimination against the untouchables, and the Indian Constitution had made violation of that law a crime punishable by imprisonment."

- Coretta Scott King.

46. "Some people on the sidewalks, white and black alike, seemed happy to see us ...  In another twist, we were no longer treated like enemies of the state."

- Coretta Scott King.

47. "Thousands of blacks had left before me, either chased out by the tyranny of white folks or led by visions of a better life in a northern promised land."

- Coretta Scott King.

48. "My mother had a sweet disposition, but she was a no-nonsense kind of person. She did not gossip about people."

- Coretta Scott King.

49. "It (black community) was not as tightly knit in the North as it was down home, which meant there were many more factions to pull together."

- Coretta Scott King.

50. "It was a coalition that was growing by the day as scores of young people joined the movement."

- Coretta Scott King.

51. "I had to live life and believe that God would define me and shape me for my purpose."

- Coretta Scott King.

52. "But at President Kennedy’s funeral, victory was far from my mind."

- Coretta Scott King.

53. "The prospect of establishing a rainbow coalition that could eventually see beyond racism and challenge the systems that demeaned all persons excited Martin."

- Coretta Scott King.

54. "The travels Martin and I experienced together afforded us a chance to connect with world leaders, to get more than a textbook understanding of the developing nations of the world."

- Coretta Scott King.

55. "While our parents were worrying themselves to death about us, Martin and I felt secure."

- Coretta Scott King.

56. "Although Martin never saw what his prophetic words proclaim, I was fortunate enough to see his dream come true."

- Coretta Scott King.

57. "My private thoughts about the birth of my firstborn were a soliloquy, spoken to no one but God. Yet it appeared that God must have been listening."

- Coretta Scott King.

58. "Nothing had changed, but now... We had hope."

- Coretta Scott King.

59. "Despite the wrangling back and forth, supporters of the march won out, and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was set for August 28, giving us fewer than sixty days to organize, plan, and transport the one hundred thousand people we expected to attend."

- Coretta Scott King.

60. "The impact of my husband’s assassination was felt deeply by millions around the world, but it resonated especially in black neighborhoods."

- Coretta Scott King.

61. “Throughout my life,  whenever I didn’t pray, things went badly. I would become frustrated and feel out of sync with the will and purpose of God.”

- Coretta Scott King.

62. ‘I knew that I did not want the Center to be a monument set only in bricks and mortar... and I envisioned a state-of-the-art archive of my husband’s sermons, speeches, and other pertinent writings.”

- Coretta Scott King.

63. “I pushed for all construction to have 50 percent minority participation, and in the end we exceeded that benchmark.”

- Coretta Scott King.

64. “The press was not interested in reporting our efforts to move forward, though. They focused on the negative, and it took a while to live down that series of incidents.”

- Coretta Scott King.

65. “Looking back, those hard early years building a staff were just a few backward steps in what was overall a great march forward.”

- Coretta Scott King.

66. “One year before Martin’s assassination, I met with Atlanta’s mayor, Ivan Allen, to retain his help in restoring Martin’s birth home.”

- Coretta Scott King.

67. “Our family had suffered so many tragedies in six short years. They kept us on our knees, praying for strength, and we found the strength to push past our pain and continue on our mission.”

- Coretta Scott King.

68. ‘The idea of a reflecting pool had come to me during my visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, during my book tour in 1970.”

- Coretta Scott King.

69. "I was humbled and surprised when a reporter looking for a comparison asked me to name another African American woman who had built an institution from the ground up that was hailed internationally as a tourist destination.”

- Coretta Scott King.

70. “I believe it is only right that the caring community that helped produce a Martin Luther King Jr. not deteriorate but remain creative, vibrant, and illustrious.”

- Coretta Scott King.

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