14 Black Female Activists You Must Know

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Coretta Scott King

Her husband may have led the civil rights movement, but Coretta Scott King was also deeply involved in activist work. She participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott spurred by Rosa Parks's arrest and worked to pass the Civil Rights Act. After her husband was mudered, she founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia.

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