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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King dies 
(en francais)



Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King dies
Updated Tue. Jan. 31 2006 8:15 AM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who worked tirelessly to pursue his dream of equality, has died. She was 78.

Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young broke the news during a phone call he made to NBC's Today show on Tuesday morning.

"I understand she was asleep last night and her daughter tried to wake her up," said Young, who was close to the King family.

In August, King suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke that impaired her ability to speak.

Paul Synnott at 8:35 a.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|


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