Reflecting on the Life of Coretta Scott King

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The tributes have been pouring in all day for Mrs. Coretta Scott King, who died overnight at the age of 78. News industry blogger Richard Prince noted that Mrs. King's death attracted considerable mainstream news attention, even though it competed with other matters of national import -- namely, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and President Bush's impending State of the Union address.

The blogosphere was no exception. Ann Althouse quoted Dr. King himself on his wife's special attributes. Adrien Wing hoped that Mrs. King's legacy would get its just due. Feministing quoted Mrs. King's advice that, "Struggle is a never-ending process..." Firedoglake said "Thank you," and gave us a lovely picture to remember her by.

As for me, I reflected a bit and then interviewed Coretta Scott King Book Award winner Tonya Bolden about Mrs. King's place in history, as well as the place of history in our lives.


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