Coretta Scott King one of nation's most influential
says Mayor Newsom
Mayor Gavin Newsom. File photo.
February 1, 2006
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom yesterday offered the following
statement on the passing of Coretta Scott King.
"Coretta Scott King will not only be remembered as a wife
and formidable partner to the late great Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., but she was in her own right one of the most influential
women in our country's history. With her quiet resolve, and ever-present
position along side Dr. King, Coretta Scott King helped changed
the ideology of a society to embrace racial diversity and equality.
She additionally gave a voice to the women and mothers who were
also on the front-line in the struggle for equality and acceptance.
In a continuation of the legacy of her husband, Coretta Scott
King was very passionate and outspoken as ever on the issues of
human rights and social justice.Coretta Scott King has carried
the message of nonviolence and the dream of Dr. King's legacy
to almost every corner of our nation and globe.
Her work as a leader in the continuing challenge for equality
and human rights for all will be sorely missed. On behalf of the
City and County of San Francisco, I would like to extend my sympathy
and condolences to the King Family."