Dear Coretta

“There is a Mrs. King. There is also Coretta.”

Celebrate the legacy of Coretta Scott King, a woman committed to social justice and peace who persevered with faith, courage, and dignity.

The King Center Timeline reflects over fifty years of dedication to the philosophy and methodology of nonviolent social change espoused by both Mrs. King and her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mrs. King encouraged everyone to meet opposition and violence with love.

Explore the story of Coretta Scott King through a virtual exhibit made possible by Microsoft Azure.

Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.
Mrs. Coretta Scott King
Artist, Activist, Educator, Woman of Faith

Reflecting on her legacy

Dear phenomenal woman, mother, friend—we can still hear the gentle wisdom of your words. You let your actions be a guide for those who chose to see that resistance is a discipline, and integrity is a practice in empathy. Join us in reflection.

Bryan Stevenson
Public interest lawyer, and Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative

Bonita Hampton Smith
Businesswoman, inspirational speaker, transformational teacher, and author

Ambassador Andrew J. Young
Icon of the Civil Rights movement, American politician, and diplomat

Her dream realized, her legacy continued

Dr. Bernice A. King is a global thought leader, strategist, solutionist, orator, peace advocate, and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center For Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), which was founded by her mother as the official living memorial to the life, work, and legacy of her father. She invites you to share your reflection about how Coretta Scott King’s legacy inspires your courage, inspiration, and community.

What’s your vision for a brighter future?

Share your vision

Create and express your vision for a future of non-violence. Inspired by the legacy of Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

Visit Flip

Learn, listen, make, and share how you’ve been inspired by Mrs. Coretta Scott King with other students and educators in Microsoft Flip.

Committed to change, together

Microsoft is honored to be the Official Technology Partner of The King Library & Archives, a multi-year effort using a Microsoft Azure Digital Asset Management solution. We’re helping preserve The King Library & Archives—the world’s largest collection of primary source material related to the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American civil rights movement. We’re excited to launch The King Center Timeline to share its history and impact as established by Mrs. Coretta Scott King in 1968.

Our work to build organizations, cultures, and a world where everyone is included is as urgent as ever. Propelled by the words, actions, and accomplishments of Mrs. Coretta Scott King and others like her who have envisioned the future and helped push us forward, we remain committed to driving systemic change, together.
Lindsay-Rae McIntyre
Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

Read more about how Microsoft is committed to helping address racial injustice and inequity in the US for Black and African American communities.