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Coretta Scott King

photo by caelidh
photo by caelidh


I just awoke to the incredibly sad news that Coretta Scott King has died.

caelidh and I got to see her speak two summers ago when she returned to Antioch College (here is a link that mentions Antioch). It was a beautiful speech, and she was a very moving speaker. She also brought three of her kids along to check out her alma mater. We were incredibly jealous because our friend Mark got to hang out with her and give her a tour.

I knew she'd had a stroke over the summer, though the last report I read made it sound like she was on the road to recovery. I'm incredibly sorry that this was apparently not the case.

Feh. I want a cigarette.

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ratphooey
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Between her passing and Alito's confirmation, it's a sad day, indeed.
caelidh
Jan. 31st, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
I am glad we got to see her. I need to call Scott Sanders about getting a transcript of her speech. I remember her call to

"we must all rise up together"..

beautiful.. uplifting speech.

and I was too selfish to let my seat go to an old lady.. I am not a very good Antiochian .. am I! ;>P

(irony)

plee
Jan. 31st, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
This news coupled with the fact that Alito just got confirmed is making this a very bad Tuesday indeed.

How's the quitting smoking going?
hopita
Jan. 31st, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
I haven't smoked yet, but man do I want to.

There's also work type stuff happeneing, and life type stuff as well. Incidentally, I believe that yesterday was the anniversary of Gandhi's death.
plee
Feb. 1st, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
That sounds hard. One of my friends had successfully quit smoking then picked it up again after a hard year in which, among other life stuff, her mom died. Hang in there.
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