Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)

Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King: Two titans both gone within months of one another.

When I heard this morning that the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had died, I immediately thought of comedian DL Hughley's riff about why Mrs. King never married again: How could any other man measure up to MLK? "My first man has his own holiday that you have to work on."

Mrs. King's true place in history derives not merely from her steadfast resolve at her husband's side during his all-too-brief career, but more that she was not content simply to be "the widow King" for 38 years. She remained an active spokesperson for the cause of civil rights until her public voice was stilled by a stroke last year. In the face of attacks on her late husband's character and legacy, she demonstrated uncommon grace and dignity.

She will be remembered.

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Blogger Janet offered these pearls of wisdom...

My principal addressed this issue this morning and also addressed that it was quite fitting she passed on the last day of Black history month.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous HistAREE offered these pearls of wisdom...

It would be the right time to remind the world that it was Bobby Kennedy, working at his brothers request, who illegally wiretapped many of the motel room the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed at while peacefully protesting.
Yes, there are still tapes that the FBI made of his phone conversations, sermons given in churches, (thanks to the Democrat dynasty of John , Bob, and wake him up from his drunken stupor, TED.)
The Kennedy's (who hated blacks) were trying to get tape of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a compromising situation with a woman, and give the proof to the press to ruin Dr. King.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous katya offered these pearls of wisdom...

Actually, I was thinking Coretta must be rolling over in her grave realizing that she died one day short of being born during Black History Month.

9:33 AM  

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