Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Remembering Coretta Scott King - The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement

The world said goodbye today to Coretta Scott King, the late widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There were numerous news agencies covering the proceedings today, and I thought I would share some of the different perspectives written about Mrs. King. Most news stories chose to focus on the positives of her life and the movement she helped spawn. She was a lady of great class and will be sorely missed.

From the New York Times -- Four Presidents Join Mourners at Funeral of Coretta Scott King

From Yahoo! News -- Bush Pays Tribute to Coretta Scott King

From the Los Angeles Times -- Religious Progressives, the Next Generation

From the BBC -- In pictures: Coretta Scott King's funeral

Finally, USAToday has a very nice photo gallery from the funeral today. You can view it by going to this section on USAToday.com.

I'll close today's post by simply quoting the last paragraph of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech:

"And when this happens, When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Make it a great day!


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