Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Statement From Governor Ernie Fletcher on the Passing of Coretta Scott King

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

“Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights activist Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., died last night.  She was 78 years old. After the tragic death of her husband, Coretta picked up the banner of equality and continued to carry forth Dr. King’s legacy and, in so doing, created a legacy of her own. America, indeed the world, is a better place because of her commitment to justice, peace and democracy.  The King family is in our thoughts and prayers.  She will be truly missed.”