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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

 

AP: MLK's widow dies - Jan. 31

Associated Press -- 9 minutes ago

Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during an interview at the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 file photo. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young told NBC  Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006 that 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.(AP Photo/John Bazmore)ATLANTA - Coretta Scott King, right, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died, former mayor Andrew Young told NBC Tuesday morning. She was 78.

Young, who was a former civil rights activist and was close to the King family, broke the news during a phone call he made to the "Today" show.

Asked how he found out about her death, Young said: "I understand she was asleep last night and her daughter tried to wake her up."

Source: AP-Yahoo News.


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