RIP Coretta Scott King

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RIP Coretta Scott King

Postby SoLikeCandy » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:28 am

She died in her sleep late last night, and was found by her daughter. She was 78.

A woman who continued the legacy of civil rights with quiet grace and dignity is gone. The void she leaves is impossible to fill.
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:44 am

She basically ensured that MLK's aims continued long after his death and for that she has my eternal respect. RIP.
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:08 am

She certainly took on great responsibilities after her husband's death. And in a time where it was not easy to be black, or a woman - and she was both.


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Postby RedShoes » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:33 am

She was an amazing woman that will be missed. It seems fitting that she would die in her sleep.


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Postby pophead2k » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:43 pm

My third grade class spent the day learning about MLK yesterday (they actually already had quite a grasp on his mission and life). Today when I told them that his widow had passed, they were very quiet and then decided they would remember her as well on King's birthday holiday. There's hope for the future yet.....

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Postby noiseradio » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:52 am

Coretta Scott King was a heroic woman. More than anyone else, she faught long and hard to have his birthday recognized as a holiday. She continued the struggle and fought the good fight until the end. I feel a deep sense of loss today.
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