RIP Coretta Scott King

Civil rights activist and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King has died at age 78.

What can be said about Mrs. King? She absolutely rocked.

I love this picture:


This Tavis Smiley transcript (obviously preceding the cloture vote) came via a listserv:

---Today I came prepared to talk about Alito and was going to change, but to do so would be to dishonor the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King.

---Yesterday, Republicans and Democrats, 72 total, with less than 24 hours of debated, voted to end the filibuster. (mentioned Landrieu and Lincoln)

---Today, every Democrat is going to issue a release about Coretta Scott King.

---Her legacy was about doing the work, staying to the cause. She would want us to stay focused.

----The danger we face today is Alito.

---The day Mrs. Rosa Park was lying in repose, President Bush shows up and nominates Alito.

---Fast forward, Coretta Scott King dies the day we vote for Alito.

---A lifetime of laws on civil rights, human rights will be overturned..... everything Martin Luther King stood for.

---It's the 11th hour, for sure. But you can still call your senators.

----Zogby People Poll said 100 percent of African Americans oppose Alito. When has 100 percent of African Americans agreed on anything.

---Sen. Kennedy said they had one time, one chance, one vote and the blew it.

---You have one more chance..Call. Coretta Scott King's life should not be in vain... Call.

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