The death of Coretta Scott King, who was buried on Tuesday in Atlanta, reinforces a sad, but inevitable reality, the passing of a generation of Americans who fought for equal rights for all of our nation’s citizens. Mrs. King’s life and death is a powerful story in its own right, but also serves to remind us to not take for granted the heroes who brought down many of the barriers of discrimination which diminished our country.

Many of the survivors of the civil rights movement have gathered in recent days to pay homage to Mrs. King. Though their meeting is surely bittersweet, they come together in triumph — a victory won by brave people who fought for what was right.

The legacy of these brave men and women is a better, freer country for us all.



The Daily Citizen

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