15 Photos That Show Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King's Iconic Love

We revisit one of the most beautiful love stories of our time. A photographic look back at Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King's unbreakable bond.

Charli Penn Feb, 25, 2015

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In 1953 Coretta Scott King wed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a divine A-line frock with a lace bodice and tulle overlay, a matching tulle veil with sheer fingerless gloves. She was a vision of beauty and they were a vision of true love.

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Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta, are smiling and cheerful during their interview in Harlem Hospital just moments after Dr. King was stabbed while a speech in the city. Their love is clearly greater than the pain.

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Coretta Scott King hand-in-hand with her husband as they arrive in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25th 1965 at the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March. A victorious moment for the couple and the people of Alabama.

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Coretta was by her husband's side even when he was traveling. Here they are during one of Dr. King's visits to Virginia Union University.

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Not only was the couple powerful, but head-over-heels in love. Here, Coretta and Dr. King steal a tender moment leaving Harlem hospital in 1958.

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is welcomed with a kiss from Coretta after leaving court in Montgomery, Ala., March 22, 1956.

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Martin Luther King Jr. leaves the hospital stronger than ever with his devoted wife Coretta by his side.

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Daddy King plays with the second lady in his life, his daughter.

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Dr. King holds his baby girl while his smiling wife, Coretta, looks on.

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Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with his wife by his side on this historic day. 

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While Dr. King supported the Civil Rights Movement, his wife, Coretta, supported him with her love and positivity.

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Coretta Scott King kisses her husband at the end of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25th 1965.

15 of 15 VERNON MERRITT III

The widowed Coretta Scott King stands in front of a portrait of her husband, whom she loved until the end of her life.

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