Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Activist with Style: Coretta Scott King

This is the second week in my month long series of Style Icon's in honor of Black History Month and this week's icon is none other than Coretta Scott King, the beautiful wife of Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Young Coretta Scott's gift for music and enthusiasm for education led her far beyond the segregated world of her childhood, but when she met the young Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the two resolved to return to the Deep South together and pursue the cause of justice in her own home state of Alabama. The Montgomery bus boycott thrust the young couple to the forefront of a revitalized civil rights movement, even as it exposed their growing family to the retaliation of those who opposed any change in the old system.
Braving death threats and surviving the bombing of their home by white supremacists, Coretta Scott King stood by the cause and her husband, from the Birmingham jail to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, from the March on Washington, to a stage in Oslo, Norway where he accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace. After his assassination, she inspired the world with her courage, dignity and tireless devotion to preserving Dr. King's legacy.
As founding President, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, she saw that tens of thousands of activists from all over the world were trained in the philosophy and practice of nonviolence. She has served as an advisor to freedom and democracy movements all over the world, and as a consultant to world leaders including President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines, President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, and President Nelson Mandela of South Africa. One of the world's most admired women, she remained an outspoken champion of justice and human dignity to the end of her days.   *Information from**         
Style Tip: To pull off the classic look of Coretta Scott King a girl needs one essential element and what might that be? a red lip and for the perfect red mouth her are a few to add to your shopping list M.A.C lipstick in Mac Red $14.50 0r try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick *Limited Edition in  Fire & Ice around $14.00.
What's your favorite red lipstick brand ? drop me a line, I want to know.


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