Tuesday, January 31




Coretta Scott King: At last, there's peace for the Queen

Coretta Scott King embraced by her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

My heart is quite heavy this morning from news that Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., passed away last night in her sleep. What a peaceful, gentle transition to make. After having suffered a stroke last year, Mrs. King recovered enough to attend an annual celebration in her late husband's honor just two weeks ago. She was said to have looked absolutely beautiful at the event, which must have been her final public bow.

There are few more powerful historical images captured on film than a stoic Mrs. King at her husband's funeral. Such a brave face masking so much sorrow. She showed us how to mourn.Mrs. King on cover of Life magazine.

Yet she stayed with us; she didn't retreat or wallow. She intensified her march, carrying the torch of equality for which her husband Martin was known. Image Hosted by ImageShack.usShe became a civil rights force in her own right and took a stand for causes such as AIDS and curbing gun violence. Coretta Scott King In fact, Mrs. King worked on the international front over the decades, inspiring positive change in Latin America, South Africa and beyond.
Mrs. King and President Bush

Today, we wear the mask for you, Mrs. King. In some way, you were a mother and grandmother to us all. A woman of grace and dignity. We loved the upstanding freedom fighter and astute business woman that you became, establishing and heading The King Center and working for nonviolence. Let the world remember you always, our First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement.


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11 Comments:

Anonymous UDAMAN said...

Viqi...

.....Well said

Amen....



UDAMAN
1/31/06

12:10 PM  
Blogger Berry said...

Fitting tribute...she would have been honored to have been remembered in this way. :-)

3:52 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

yup, uda. heart-breaking, isn't it?

2:57 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

berry, it just doesn't seem real that she's gone.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous UDAMAN said...

Viqi:

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." - Irish Proverb

Remember...many of us have LIVED what you have only READ about...



UDAMAN
2/1/06

6:54 PM  
Blogger jb said...

viqi,

i feel your pain. coretta is and will be dearly missed. what she was and represents is scare these days. and thanks for stopping by my site the otehr day.

jb

10:17 AM  
Blogger Soul Searching said...

Very sad indeed.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous UDAMAN said...

Now tell us: what's "hearbreaking" about this?...there is nothing 'sad' about a life well lived...she lived well, loved well, and died of old age.

Better to save your grief for how her legacy has been and will be exploited by the Civil Rights Pimps n' Pirates...afterwards.


UDAMAN
2/3/06

5:09 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

uda, uda, uda...?

7:35 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

jb,
i'll check ya' soon, to see how you and Ms. Karate Snot are making out at work. :-)

7:37 AM  
Anonymous UDAMAN said...

Viqi:

As on cue, the Old Civil Rights Guard and their Demoratic Friends found a way to upstage Coretta Scott King's solemn homage with vain, bombastic and bitter ramblings to a brainwashed and discordant audience...


MLK was not a firemongering vicious racebaiter. He was temperate in his tone, and measured in his speech. He would not have made derisory comments in a cowardly blindside at another person, and certainly not at an invited sitting U.S. President at a memorial service. Seems the Liberal Left has finally taught Black Folks 'bad manners'- re: the Wellstone memorial service.

Coretta was a captive gilded bird, let out of the cage from time to time so sing prepared speeches...Her children corrupted by political influence and incompetence allowed the Center to fall time and time again into financial misdealings and mismanagement...

Poor Coretta died in Mexico at the hands of a holistic quack who 'specialized' in the cure of cancer with magnatism...how ironic that in her lifelong search for eternal truth that in the end her loved ones and advisors allowed her to detour onto the path of medical quackery...

It is a good thing that President Bush went. He presented a stark contrast of decency and honesty in his eulogy... and for the sake of those few or many who recognized that...then perhaps it was well worth the trip.



UDAMAN
2/8/06

8:56 AM  

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