Luther King Widow Dies
Associated Press reported from Atlanta on 31st January that
Coretta Scott King passed away at the age of 78. She was
the widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was his
supportive lieutenant during the most tumultuous days of
the American Civil Rights Movement. She married him in 1953.
Poet Maya Angelou lamented on ABC’s Good Morning America
programme that it was a bleak morning, because her
reassuring voice would not be heard any more. It was also a
good morning since due to her death the nation would
recapitulate her noble deeds, at least for the time being.
The poet went on to identify her with the aspirations of
African-Americans, white Americans and Asians, people who
spoke Spanish and anybody anywhere in the world whose
rights as human beings were violated.
While flags at the King’s center were lowered at half-staff
on 31st January, former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, the
civil rights compatriot, who is close to the King family
broke the news on NBC’s Today Show.
Let God grant her peace in death.