05-16-2007, 08:56 AM #1
Yolanda King is dead at 51 (MLK Jrs daughter)
More grief for the King family...may Yolanda rest in peace...
I really like the quote I bolded.
ATLANTA - Yolanda King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through drama and motivational speaking, has died. She was 51.
King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., said Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Center. The family did not know the cause of death, but relatives think it might have been a heart problem, he said.
Born on Nov. 17, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., Yolanda Denise King was just an infant when her home was bombed amid the turbulent civil rights era.
"Yolanda never wavered from a commitment to nonviolent social change and justice for all," he said. "She was the first daughter of the civil rights movement and never shamed her parents or her co-activists."
Yolanda King was the most visible and outspoken among the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s four children during this year's Martin Luther King Day in January, the first since the death of their mother, Coretta Scott King.
She also urged the audience to be a force for peace and love, and to use the King holiday each year to ask tough questions about their own beliefs about prejudice.
"We must keep reaching across the table and, in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, feed each other," she said.
When asked by The Associated Press at that event how she was dealing with the loss of her mother, she responded: "I connected with her spirit so strongly. I am in direct contact with her spirit, and that has given me so much peace and so much strength."
Survivors include her sister, the Rev. Bernice A. King, and brothers Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King.
05-16-2007, 10:29 AM #2Registered User
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My goodness - she was so young!
05-16-2007, 11:06 AM #3Blew out my flipflop. Stepped on a pop top . . .
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05-16-2007, 03:08 PM #4
I am saddened to read about this."If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you!"
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05-16-2007, 04:00 PM #5________________ Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!
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So young! A bright light for understanding has gone out. God bless the King family . God bless America.