Maxine Waters’ Throwback Photo With Coretta Scott King Is Everything
Political resident auntie Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) isn’t done criticizing the actions of President Donald Trump but did take some time during International Women’s Day (March 8) to reflect on her social justice work with the late and great Coretta Scott King.
Waters tweeted a photo of herself along with the civil rights leader and several other women at the 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston. The Huffington Post reports the group rallied for Congress to recognize discrimination minority women faced based on their race and gender. Known as the “Sisters of 77,” Waters, Scott King, Gloria Steinem and many more created resolutions that also focused on abortion, education, rape, healthcare and the Equal Rights Amendment.
While Waters’ photo shows us a strong sense of solidarity, it also showcases women of color that fought long and hard during the second wave of Feminism. Listen to Waters reflect on her political journey and plans against the Trump administration below.