It was Coretta Scott King, who so tirelessly held up the legacy of her husband Dr. Martin Luther King after his death. It is because of her and her continued stance for civil rights, women’s rights and human rights after his death we observe his birthday every year.
This 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning photo titled DEEP SORROW by Moneta Sleet was first featured in Ebony Magazine.
“I looked over and saw Mrs. King consoling her daughter. I was photographing the child as she was fidgeting on her mamas lap. Professionally I was doing what I had been trained to do, and I was glad of that because I was very involved emotionally. If I hadn’t been there working, I would have been off crying like everybody else.”