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Coretta Earrings

$ 98.00

Hand cut gold plated brass discs and hammered squares with sterling silver post Sterling silver posts included. 

• Measures at 2" • 

• Handmade to order. Please allow 7-10 business days to ship. •

 

Coretta Scott King

(April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American activist, civil rights leader, and author. She is known as the “First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement” (you might be familiar with her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Although she was always heavily involved in politics and the fight for equality, after her husband's 1968 assassination, Coretta took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women’s Movement. She later broadened her scope to include both opposition to apartheid and advocacy for LGBT rights. Her legacy lives today in a very real way. In February 2017 Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a 1989 letter from King to then-Senator Strom Thumond. King wrote of current attorney general Jeff Sessions, ”Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as a federal judge. This simply cannot be allowed to happen.” Warren’s actions prohibited her from further participating in the debate on Sessions’s nomination, so she stepped into another room and continued to read Coretta’s words while live-streaming on the internet.


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