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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

King forged a legacy in pushing her husband's | csmonitor.com


King forged a legacy in pushing her husband's | csmonitor.com
How sad and ironic that it was just a couple of weeks ago that I blogged the photo of Martin Luther King, Jr., from iCONN's AP Photo Archive to celebrate MLK day and that I'm now blogging the obituary for Coretta Scott King.

Photos of the late Mrs. King are available at the AP Photo Archive. She is also featured in our Wilson Biographies database. More information about Mrs. King can also be found in our other databases, such as the newspapers and the general reference databases (e.g., InfoTrac OneFile). I'm including but one picture from the AP Photo Archive for you.

And to tempt you to look into this amazing woman's life further, using iCONN resources, here is an excerpt from Wilson Biographies:
Civil rights leader; singer
Unbowed by grief and undaunted in her dedication to the civil rights and peace movements so eloquently championed by her late husband, Mrs. Coretta King has since his death shown herself to be an effective and forceful public figure in her own right. Although active behind the scenes for years, Mrs. King emerged into the public spotlight after Martin Luther King's assassination on April 4, 1968 to help bridge the void created by his sudden death. At that time her simple dignity and deep religious faith earned Dr. King's widow the sympathy and admiration of millions of persons around the world....

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