Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Goodbye Coretta Scott King. Thank You.

Coretta Scott King, 78, Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dies

"It's a bleak morning for me and for many people and yet it's a great morning because we have a chance to look at her and see what she did and who she was." - poet Maya Angelou on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"She was a strong, caring, and inspirational woman, whose legacy will be remembered for generations to come." - President Jimmy Carter

"We will miss her. But she certainly picked up the baton when it was dropped by her husband's assassination and continued to move forward in the civil rights arena." - Rep. Charles Rangel

"She was truly the first lady of the human rights movement. The only thing worse than losing her is if we never had her." - the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York.

"Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King awakened the conscience of a nation that began the journey toward equality, knocking down the walls of discrimination based on race, on religion, and on ethnicity. We have all benefited so much from their inspiration and their leadership." - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.

"She wore her grief with grace; she exerted her leadership with dignity." - the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

"In our own struggle against apartheid in South Africa, Coretta and Dr. Martin Luther King were at all times a towering presence, who ... provided guidance, inspiration and, indeed, helped us to maintain the unshakable belief that we, too, would overcome." - South African President Thabo Mbeki.

Some collected quotes of Mrs. King's

Coretta Scott King's accomplishment's included syndicated column

Coretta Scott King: Homophobia Same as Racism

Coretta Scott King on the role of prayer in the civil rights movement

Coretta Scott King gives her support to gay marriage

King dies in Mexico seeking treatment for ovarian cancer

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