Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Coretta Scott King, dead at 78
Civil Rights Activist, Andrew Young, called the Today Show this morning with the news that Coretta Scott King passed away during the night. "I understand she was asleep last night and her daughter tried to wake her up." King suffered a serious stroke in 2005 and was unable to attend the birthday party for her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, this year for the first time in 20 years. Coretta married Martin in 1953 and continued his legacy of advocacy for human rights and equality after his assassination in Memphis in 1968. She kept his dream alive while raising four children.