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  1. Tommy_a2b says:

    Being a slow posting day, I will ask a question. I heard yesterday that the GA House passed a bill and has already sent it to the Senate to hang a picture of Coretta Scott King next to her husbands picture in the Capitol. What do others think about this? Is this a good action or an attempt by the Republicans to show their social understanding? Has she done enough in GA to disserve this honor? Are there others more diserving or equally diserving? I just do not know. Sometimes I wonder if we are to reactionary after someone dies. Something smells fishy. What do you all think?

    *Note* I am in no way saying Coretta Scott King does not diserve respect or her picture hung I am just asking what others think.

  2. Tommy_a2b says:

    When Eric puts spell check on here then I will be able to spell. Until then, why are people so anal about the spelling on this site?

  3. elaine says:

    I think she is deserving of all of her accolades. Dr. King and Coretta King did most of the work side by side. Where Dr. King had the vision and led for about 15 years, she set the tone for how people should have continued his efforts for over 40 years after his death. She was responsible for getting the King Holiday and making sure that people never forgot what Dr. King stood for. Although the court case that desegregated schools happened before his death. Many school didn’t desegregate until the early 70s. And she spoke out for those changes as well. All the while raising and supporting 4 children on her own. I think the portrait in the capitol is only fitting so that her legacy which grew out of Dr. King’s, can be remembered and honored, too.

  4. elaine says:

    In an earlier post, I came out very strongly about Coretta Scott King deserving all of her accolades, including a picture in the capitol. However, I have had some time to think on it. And now I’m seeing things from a different perspective. I didn’t grow up during the civil rights movement. I wasn’t born until the 70s so I don’t have any memories of Jim Crow or Martin Luther King, Jr. but I do have memories of Coretta. And maybe my strong feelings are attributed to her being my link to the civil rights era. I have spoken with people who experienced segregation and had used, torn up books in their schools; who remember “colored ” and “white only” signs. Some of them aren’t upset at the thought that her picture wouldn’t be in the capitol. Their image of her is very different from my image of her. I remember visiting the King site and seeing Mrs. King, hearing her speak, and getting first-hand accounts of that era. I have no connection like that with Dr. King or other civil rights leaders. She was the personification of the civil rights movement to me and to many in my age group. And that perspective among many is something to consider. She did a lot but not as much as her husband. And as I fight against the emotions that Coretta evokes, I must say that maybe not having her picture in the capitol is not the attrocity that I may have felt it would be.

    If anyone is still paying attention to this thread, I’d like to know what you think.

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