Roy Innis, the National Chairman of CORE, mourns the loss of Coretta
Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Upon hearing of Coretta’s death, Mr. Innis stated that she
would always be remembered for exemplifying strength, courage, and
resilience in the face of adversity.
He referred to Mrs. King as a great matriarch of the Civil Rights
Movement. “Since the death of her husband in l968, she never
wavered from her commitment to continue his struggle against racism
in the United States. She became the nation's link to his ideals and
Innis and a delegation from CORE will attend the funeral services
for Mrs. King on February 7, 2006 in Atlanta.