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MLK

Coretta Scott King tribute

By R. Neal
February 7, 2006 - As a fitting tribute to the legacy of Coretta Scott King and her husband Dr. Martin Luther King, four presidents attended her funeral today. But a poet probably said it best:

Ms. Coretta Scott King, Part II

January 31, 2006 - Pam Spaulding has an excellent post up reminding people that Coretta Scott King wasn't just "the wife of Martin," although she worked tirelessly to ensure his legacy was remembered -- including battling the unconstructed Southerners l

Coretta Scott King

By R. Neal
January 31, 2006 - 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. She was 78."

How we got MLK Day

January 14, 2006 - My friend (and former Institute board member) William P. Jones has a good piece in The Nation, showing how the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday largely owes its roots to the labor movement and working-class agitation: