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She was determined not to write home for money. One day in , she was introduced to a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. Two destinies linked that would later converge to change a nation—but Coretta did not know it at the time. She knew her calling in life was to make a difference in the world by working to change conditions for blacks in the south. She was certain her contribution would be through music, not ministry. As Coretta and Martin became more acquainted with one another, they discovered that they shared similar concerns about the plight of their people.

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Death Edit Coretta Scott King died late on the evening of January 30, [2] at the rehabilitation center in Rosarito Beach , Mexico , In the Oasis Hospital where she was undergoing holistic therapy for her stroke and advanced stage ovarian cancer. 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 "perform surgery, take X-rays, perform laboratory work or run an internal pharmacy, all of which it was doing.

Over 16, mourners paid their respects to King as they filed past her casket. The megachurch , whose sanctuary seats 10,, was better able to handle the expected massive crowds than Ebenezer Baptist Church, of which King was a member since the early s and which was the site of Martin Luther King Jr. Presidents George W. 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.

George W. Bush canceled a previous arrangement to speak about the federal budget in Manchester, in order to attend the funeral. On November 20, , the new mausoleum containing both the bodies of Martin Luther and Coretta King was unveiled in front of friends and family. It is the third resting place of Martin Luther King Jr. 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. Poverty abounds. 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. 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, "Mrs.

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.

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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.

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Death Edit Coretta Scott King died late on the evening of January 30, [2] at the rehabilitation center in Rosarito Beach , Mexico , In the Oasis Hospital where she was undergoing holistic therapy for her stroke and advanced stage ovarian cancer. 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 "perform surgery, take X-rays, perform laboratory work or run an internal pharmacy, all of which it was doing. Over 16, mourners paid their respects to King as they filed past her casket.

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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.

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