On April 27, 1927, Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was born in Alabama.
In her 78 years, she was at the forefront of some of the most thrilling -- and controversial -- causes of the modern era, including the civil rights movement of the 1960s. To mark the occasion, we've collected some quotes that sum up the awesome things she believed in.
"I am indebted to my wife Coretta, without whose love, sacrifices, and loyalty neither life nor work would bring fulfillment. She has given me words of consolation when I needed them and a well-ordered home where Christian love is a reality." -- the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.