He was talking when I was getting read to leave for the airport and the procession of speakers and performers appeared not to be winding down four hours later as I was getting on the plane. Ten thousand mourners — including four U. More than three dozen speakers at the funeral took turns remembering the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. She died Jan. The president ordered flags flown at half-staff across the country.
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Presidents, preachers, poets praise King. Following the funeral, the coffin of Coretta Scott King is moved.
Coretta Scott King tirelessly carried the message of nonviolence and the dream of the beloved community to almost every corner of our nation and globe.
At the funeral of Coretta Scott King. I need a copy of Coretta Kings 28 page funeral program. Death and funeral of Coretta Scott King. On January 3. Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of s civil rights leader. Her public funeral followed eight days later at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in her resident state of Georgia.
In keeping with her personal wishes, King was buried next to her husband in a crypt on the grounds of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. King suffered strokes throughout the year 2. The clinic that King received medical attention at was granted exposure by her death, though mostly negative, and ultimately was shut down. Prior to this, King was released from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta after regaining some of her speech.
Nearly two weeks later, King signed into the clinic in Mexico where she would ultimately die. Coretta Scott King died late on the evening of January 3. The main cause of her death is believed to be respiratory failure due to complications from ovarian cancer.
Newspaper reports indicated that it was not legally licensed to. Francisco Vera, shut down the clinic. Over 1. The megachurch, whose sanctuary seats 1. Ebenezer Baptist Church, of which Mrs. King was a member since the early 1. Martin Luther King Jr. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.
Bush, Jimmy Carter, and their wives attended, with the exception of former First Lady Barbara Bush who had a previous engagement. The Ford family was absent due to the illness of President Ford who himself died later that year. Bush canceled a previous arrangement to speak about the federal budget in Manchester, in order to attend the funeral. On November 2. King was unveiled in front of friends and family.
It is the third resting place of Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral oration. Joseph Lowery provided funeral orations. With President George W. Bush seated a few feet away, Rev. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew, and we knew, that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor. Their somewhat critical remarks about US government policy were met with thunderous applause and standing ovations.
She lived a graceful and beautiful life, and in spite of all of the difficulties, she managed a graceful and beautiful passing. Senator Barack Obama said. She was joined by the companionship and support of a loving family and a grateful nation - inspired by her cause, dedicated to her work, and mourning of her passing.
My thoughts and condolences today are with her children, and may she and her husband now rest in eternal peace. Bush said in response to her death,. King was a remarkable and courageous woman, and a great civil rights leader. Her courageous stand alongside Dr.
King during a time of tremendous struggle for America was one of our greatest examples of selfless dedication to the good of all Americans. So her legacy is secure as a freedom fighter, but her work remains unfinished. She was truly the first lady of the human rights movement. Scott King dead at 7. The Atlanta Journal- Constitution. Robot Check. Enter the characters you see below. For best results, please make sure your browser is accepting cookies.
Coretta Scott King’s Eulogy
In times of interior violent storms she sat, her hands resting in her lap calmly, like good children sleeping. Her passion was never spent in public display. She offered her industry and her energies to action, toward righting ancient and current wrongs in this world. She believed religiously in non-violent protest. She believed it could heal a nation mired in a history of slavery and all its excesses. She believed non-violent protest religiously could lift up a nation rife with racial prejudices and racial bias. She was a quintessential African-American woman, born in the small town repressive South, born of flesh and destined to become iron, born — born a cornflower and destined to become a steel magnolia.
Coretta Scott King Lying in Honor
The "first lady of the civil rights movement," who died in her sleep Tuesday at age 78, was a supportive lieutenant to her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta Scott King died at an alternative medicine clinic in Mexico. Doctors at the clinic said King was battling advanced ovarian cancer when she arrived Thursday. They said the cause of death was respiratory failure.
Death and funeral of Coretta Scott King
Presidents, preachers, poets praise King. Following the funeral, the coffin of Coretta Scott King is moved. Coretta Scott King tirelessly carried the message of nonviolence and the dream of the beloved community to almost every corner of our nation and globe. At the funeral of Coretta Scott King. I need a copy of Coretta Kings 28 page funeral program.