Day 24! SAY IT LOUD! I AM BLACK AND I AM PROUD! Next up on the BLACK GIRL MAGIC series is…CORETTA SCOTT KING! Never was there a more breathtakingly beautiful spirit of the Civil Rights Movement than Coretta. Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and an activist herself…Coretta paid the ultimate price for justice…loss of her husband. I have said this before but it’s worth reminding you…when a man or woman stands up against the resistance…so does their family! Where injustice separates the Black family…justice rejoins them. This is Coretta…from my perspective: The resistance took my husband. Yes I cried. Yes I mourned! Yes I felt a moment of defeat. But I had not only children to raise but Martin’s legacy to continue. There were days I did not think I would have the strength to go on…but God given destiny cannot and will not rest when there is hate in the world. I could have remained paralyzed by it all. I had lost my love! But I just kept thinking…what would Martin want me to do? Hide?! Bury myself?! Run?! No…I just couldn’t! Together WE HAD A DREAM and we decided that our whole lives was dedicated to seeing THIS DREAM through! Martin gave his life for this dream and this nation! Even though it betrayed us…I will never give up on this country! There will be peace…there will be a birth of a new nation…filled with EQUALITY! It’s what Martin wanted…and I…as the keeper of his dreams…shall continue the struggle. ?? And that my dear…is the essence of BLACK GIRL MAGIC! ?? I am crying writing this for I just cannot imagine going through all she did… #thankyou #corettascottking #blackgirlmagic #blackhistorymonth ~KJM on Flashback Friday?