Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King --- RIP

The widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, passed away last night.

Having attended law school in Atlanta, one could hardly avoid Dr. King's legacy if one wanted to. His church was there, and his son, Martin Luther King III, was on the Atlanta City Council at the time, and we had at least one mutual friend. Mrs. King must've been quite a woman, raising her very successful children alone after her husband's assassination.

The Rev. Bernice King, the Kings' youngest daughter, was a law school classmate at Emory, a candidate in the joint J.D./Divinity program. Nice woman. Took a couple of classes together, and while we were no more than acquaintances, she was kind enough to accept my invitation to a Federalist Society program my chapter sponsored at which Clarence Thomas, then Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, spoke.

Condolences to Mrs. King's friends and family.

2 comments:

Willis said...
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James Young said...

Willis, you're an asshole. And if you can't act like a human being, your comments will be deleted.