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Sharon Lee

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Re: WOMEN OF COURAGE - FOURTH EDITION
1/21/2008 2:43:12 PM

Wonderful Feature Luella!!! On this most Appropriate day to honor Coretta Scott King. She definitely had courage and the respect for her fight in equality.

Thank you Luella for another Great forum for us all.

Peace.

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Joyce Parker Hyde

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Re: WOMEN OF COURAGE - FOURTH EDITION
1/21/2008 2:43:28 PM
They became grandparents last week by son Dr Martin Luther King III-I heard it but could not locate reference to it anywhere. My most lasting memory of Mrs. King was cradling her girls heads in her lap at her husband's funeral. I grew up knowing Dr. King as a daddy more so than as a preacher; I was 19 when he was killed. The pictures I grew up seeing were in Ebony and Jet magazines, so while I don't specifically remember what was written about this burgeoning movement- I do remember the pictures of the beautiful Mrs King and her children. They were happy and their dad read to them holding them on his lap. That's what I remember. Thank you Women of Courage team. and sending fairy kisses to John
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Carla Carey

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Re: WOMEN OF COURAGE - FOURTH EDITION
1/21/2008 2:52:00 PM

Hello Luella,

Thanks so much for this tribute! I cannot get graphics to work but if I could Id put roses on here!!

Thanks to Coretta and her courage and sharing her husband.

God bless!! :)

Carla :)

 

Glad to make your acquaintance! Carla Carey
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Phillip Black

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Re: WOMEN OF COURAGE - FOURTH EDITION
1/21/2008 2:59:44 PM

Hi Luella,

Thank You for once again sharing this Profile of yet another Inspiring Woman of Courage and for allowing us the opportunity to learn more about these amazing Women whose works and deeds have had such a profound influence on so many lives.

How fitting that on this day set aside to honor her hate Husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you have chosen to Honor this amazing woman who stood steadfastly by his side throughout his heroic struggles.  This woman who, following Dr. King's  Assassination in 1968, overcame this horrible tragedy, held her family together, and became an inspirational presence not only in the lives of so many here in this Country, but indeed in the lives of those fighting against oppression around the world.  Rather than surrendering to her grief, she chose to pick up his mantle and on April 8, 1968, just four days after her Husband was gunned down on that Balcony in Memphis, she led a March estimated at up to 50,000 people through the streets of that very same city.  Just two months later, she was once again at the forefront of The Poor People's March on Washington, championing not only the Right to Economic Freedom for African Americans, but also for Poor Whites, Hispanics and American Indians as well.  These are indeed the selfless acts of a true Woman of Courage.

Speaking at a conference Mrs. King once said, "Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul."  Until her voice was finally silenced upon her death in 2006, she held steadfast to that belief, and did all within her power to be a positive influence on both the Heart and Soul of this Nation.  Thankfully, that same Spirit, embodied in both she and Dr. King, lives on at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, founded by Mrs. King shortly after Dr. King's death.

Thank Again My Friend,

Phil

 

“There may be trouble all around, but I am calling you to a place of peace. Be still and know that I am God. Come to Me, and I will give you wisdom, strength, and grace for everything you face." Psalm 46:10
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Barbara Delgiudice

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Re: WOMEN OF COURAGE - FOURTH EDITION
1/21/2008 3:06:24 PM

Luella May thank you for honoring Coretta Scott King today!  She was so beautiful and is still beautiful in her Spirit.

Hugs

Barb :)

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