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Codey Statement On The Passing Of Coretta Scott King

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey issued the following statement today on the passing of Coretta Scott King, widow of the late civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire King family and their friends. Like her late husband, Mrs. King, had a lasting impact on the civil rights movement. During a month when we honor her husband’s legacy, we should also pause to honor her life and the impact it had on countless people suffering at the hands of injustice.”

“Mrs. King possessed strength and dignity even in the face of unfortunate tragedy. She and her husband forced the public to respond to issues that were otherwise being swept under the carpet – race, religion, intolerance, inequality – issues that we still face today, but with a broadening understanding, thanks to their legacy.”