CORETTA SCOTT KING - "I came to the realization that we had been thrust into the forefront of a movement to liberate oppressed people, not only in Montgomery but also throughout our country, & this movement had worldwide implications. I felt blessed to have been called to be a part of such a noble and historic cause."
Coretta Scott King: Two powerful women in the civil rights movement sit and laugh together, as Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King attend the 'Maya Angelou Life Mosaic' Collection by Hallmark in New York, New York. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
In 1960 our Maya Angelou became the Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) New York office. Working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she also became a life long friend of Coretta Scott King.