Wednesday, Feb. 1

Statement from Gov. Blagojevich on the passing of Coretta Scott King     Send a link to a friend

[FEB. 1, 2006]  CHICAGO -- "On behalf of the people of Illinois, I express my deepest condolences to the family and many friends and admirers of Coretta Scott King," Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich said.

"Coretta Scott King will be remembered for her personal sacrifice and tireless commitment to carrying on her late husband's push for racial and economic justice, women and children's rights, religious freedoms, and economic opportunities for all. She inspired us all with her strong dedication to the civil rights movement even in times of great personal tragedy. She never slowed in the pursuit of peace, equality and dignity."

"I encourage all Illinoisans to honor the memory of Coretta Scott King and to look to her life as an example of how to work against racism and discrimination. As we join the nation in mourning the loss of this extraordinary national civil rights leader, I am directing all state of Illinois facilities to lower their flags to half-staff on the day she is laid to rest."

[News release from the governor's office]

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