Mandela and MLK: What They Had in Common

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Iconic Spouses

Although Nelson Mandela was married three times over the course of his life, his second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (left), came to be known as a freedom fighter in her own right.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, Coretta Scott King (right), also became an iconic figure in the civil rights movement.

(Photo: Reuters/International Defence and Aid Fund, J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)