BREAKING NEWS ~ MLK widow Coretta Scott King dies Bernard Hibbitts at 7:42 AM ET
[JURIST] Wire services are reporting that Coretta Scott King [King Center profile], wife of the late US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and a key figure in the civil rights movement herself, has died. She was 78, and had been hospitalized since August after suffering a stroke. After the assassination of her husband in 1968 she established the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change [advocacy website] in Atlanta as a memorial to his legacy led a campaign to have his birthday commemorated a national holiday. ABC News has more.
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