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Old 01-31-2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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A sad sad day........ Rest in Peace...Coretta Scott King

We lost an amazing woman last nite... Quite a sad day indeed... Well, one comfort in this.. she is with Martin now...

Coretta Scott King, 78, Dies

ATLANTA - Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died, former mayor Andrew Young told NBC Tuesday morning. She was 78.

Young, who was a former civil rights activist and was close to the King family, broke the news during a phone call he made to the "Today" show.

Asked how he found out about her death, Young said: "I understand she was asleep last night and her daughter tried to wake her up."
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Civil rights leader Coretta Scott King dies

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the forefront of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78.

She had suffered a stroke and a heart attack in August.

Mrs. King's steely determination, grace and class won her millions of admirers inside and outside the civil rights movement.

Rep. John Lewis (news, bio, voting record), a Democratic congressman from Georgia and civil rights leader, said it was "a very sad hour."

"Long before she met and married Dr. King, she was an activist for peace and civil rights and for civil liberties," he told CNN. "She became the embodiment, the personification (of the civil rights movement after Dr. King's death) ... keeping the mission, the message, the philosophy, ... of nonviolence in the forefront."

At the White House, Dan Bartlett, counselor to the president, told Fox television's "Fox and Friends": "
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Laura Bush were always heartened by their meetings with Mrs. King. What an inspiration to millions of people. President and Mrs. Bush are deeply saddened by today's news."
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Prayers to her family and thanks for a remarkable woman.
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