Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), widow of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Jan. 31, 2006, just weeks after watching the 20th anniversary of the King Day celebration on TV. Coretta was instrumental in getting Congress to recognize her husbands birthday as a national holiday. As founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta, Coretta created the largest archive of Civil Rights Movement materials.
From the Feb. 1-7, 2006, issue