Spreading Good News (Post 538 – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Coretta Scott King)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.











~ Joyce Fields


The Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award

Thank you very much to www.living4bliss.wordpress.com for presenting me with the Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award.  I truly appreciate the recognition!

Both of these awards are for a blog or post that is positive and brings light into the world.

I started this “Good News” blog in July 2010 because I was tired of and disgusted by all the negative news and information.  I wanted to give people positive news and information.  I’m having a great time looking for, receiving, and posting these pieces!  Stay tuned!!

RULES for the Candle-Lighter Award

Whenever you see a blog or post you think brightens the world, give the blogger the Candle-Lighter Award.

Recipients can accept or decline. What does the recipient have to do?  Simply accept and nothing more!  You can paste this image on your blog, if you wish, and you are done!  If you wish to honor someone else with a Candle, pass it on, anytime and as many times and to as many people as you wish.

Come on and help me brighten up all our lives!



We all should know more about the contributions that women have made in order to make this world a better place.

In honor of “Women’s History Month,” I will be Spreading Good News with frequent posts of informative, educational, entertaining pieces about the contributions of women.

I hope you enjoy this piece!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH:  Coretta Scott King


Born on April 27, 1927 in Marion, Alabama, and one of the most celebrated champions of human and civil rights, Coretta Scott King, in partnership with her husband, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ignited democracy movements worldwide.

King was the valedictorian of Lincoln High School.  She received her B.A. in music from Antioch College in Ohio and went on to study concert singing at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, where she earned a degree in voice and violin.  It was also while in Boston that Coretta met her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Together, the Kings produced four talented children and devoted their lives to social change.  As a leading participant in the American Civil Rights Movement, King recognized the importance of women to that movement.  She implored, “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.”

After her husband’s assassination in 1968, King devoted time and energy to developing social programs and building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change as a living memorial to her husband’s life and dream.  In 1969, she became the Founding President, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of The King Center.

In 1974, she formed and co-chaired the National Committee for Full Employment.  She also formed the Coalition of Conscience (1983), and co-convened the Soviet-American Women’s Summit (1990).

For over forty years, King traveled throughout the world speaking out on behalf of racial and economic justice, women’s and children’s rights, gay and lesbian dignity, religious freedom, the needs of the poor and homeless, full employment, and nuclear disarmament.

Mrs. King lent her support to emerging democracies worldwide and consulted with leaders around the world, including Corazon Aquino and Nelson Mandela.  In 1985, King and three of her children were arrested at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C., for protesting against apartheid.

Mrs. King received over 60 honorary doctorates and served on and helped found dozens of organizations including the Black Leadership Forum and the Black Leadership Roundtable.

She suffered a heart attack and stroke in August 2005; she died on January 30, 2006.

Mrs. King’s legacy of peace, justice and social action resonates still today.


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If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.


~ Joyce Fields



Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

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http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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8 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 538 – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Coretta Scott King)

  1. Sandra says:

    That was a great piece on Mrs. King. I never knew of her muscial talents and aspirations. They say behind every good man is a good woman. In this case truer words have never been spoken.Congraulations on your award, it’s well deserved.

  2. living4bliss says:

    Next to Michelle Obama, I think Ms. King is one of the women I most admire. She kept her dignity through all the turmoil. I admire women of dignity and grace.

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