Tuesday, January 31, 2006
On this day:

Coretta Scott King, RIP

Born in the rural Perry County, Alabama community of Heiberger (near Marion), Mrs. King resided in Montgomery from 1954 to 1960 while her husband was pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Today's Montgomery Advertiser obit is here. The Advertiser also has the following reports (registration may be required):

Selma remembers
Montgomery mourns
Monday marked 50th anniversary of King home bombing

Alabama Governor Bob Riley issued this statement today on King's death:
MONTGOMERY -- “I was saddened this morning to learn of the death of Coretta Scott King. She was forced to endure her personal tragedy in full view of the world and she did so with quiet dignity and grace. She will always be remembered for the strength and courage she showed in devoting her life to carrying out the work of her husband and her commitment to her family. Patsy joins me in sending our deepest sympathy to her family, her friends and her many admirers in Alabama, the nation and around the world.”