Coretta Scott King dies


What a horribly sad day.
Coretta Scott King, civil rights icon and Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, died today at the age of 78.
After her husband’s assassination in 1968, she took up his unfinished work and continued as a human rights and peace activist for the remainder of her life. A quote from the “first lady of the civil rights movement”:

“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won; you earn it and win it in every generation.”

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  • http://feministing.com Jami

    i bet alito’s confirmation killed her.
    our country is moving backwards. i hope we can reverse it again.