Black History Month Day 20 – Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King

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Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King

It seems to me that the above-mentioned matriarchs have not been held in high enough esteem. When I think of the daunting task of carrying the torches their husbands left them after being assassinated and being mothers to their children, while never remarrying they should be placed on a pedestal among the Black community equal to the reverence with which we hold their husbands. I know a movie was made that attempted to dramatize their relationship; however, their families vehemently disagreed with the product.

There is certainly a hospitable relationship on record between the families even if the patriarchs disagreed politically.

I felt it necessary to include the views of the women in their own words.

A side note, and not one to be neglected nor ignored the third figure in the photo is Myrlie Evers-Williams, who too should receive praise because of her husband’s ultimate sacrifice.

Article by Brian Epps