Tuesday, January 31, 2006

RIP: Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King (b. Marion, Alabama, 1927 - d. Atlanta, Georgia, 2006)

A major figure in her own right, a civil rights and human rights activist, a partner, a mother, a wife, a spiritual mother, a sister, an aunt, a footsoldier, a friend and mentor, a fundraiser, an organizer, a leader, a visionary, one of the consciences and engines of a movement, a symbol of what we have achieved and that we have left to achieve.

Afro-Netizen: Coretta Scott King
AOL Black Voices: Coretta Scott King
Hartford Courant: Coretta Scott King
New York Times: Coretta Scott King
Yahoo! News: Coretta Scott King


  1. Thanks for all of these links, John. I can't imagine what it must have taken for her to do the work she has done as activist, wife, and widow.

  2. Thanks, Mendi. I can't imagine it either. I'll be mourning her death for quite some time.