From Coretta Scott King to Ella Baker: These women's ideas were key to MLK's work

"Women were significant in his life, their intellectual production, their spiritual accompaniment. ... Women surrounded him in so many ways," said the Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart, a professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University. (...) Even though those are the names we don't know, that we can't remember easily, those folks were significant to him," Washington-Leapheart said. "They inspired him. They critiqued him — as Ella Baker did. Everybody needs to be challenged and pushed. Whether their names get called or not, women significantly impacted his life and his work."--As we observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day today, let us not forget the many women who took part in the cvil rights movement. Posted by @iynna