Coretta Scott King  

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1/16/2006 4:10 am

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Coretta Scott King

I hate to think that I might be name dropping here or in item #28 of Lisztomania but I can't help but say that due to the fact that Coretta was a close friend of my mothers since they were college roommates that the family of Dr. Martin Luther king played a quite important role in my particular upbringing.

I never met Coretta but we alwyas got very personal Christmas cards from the King family and my mother only spoke of her in the highest regard. But never in a boastful way like I am in danger of doing right here. That was not ever my mother's style.

One key thing I did pick up from the good Dr. is that he really looked for and emphasized the good in people and the good in the world and universe at large when it would have been so easy for him to see and emphasize the bad and the ugly instead.

I can honestly say that I really took that part of him to heart and I know that will stick with me for life and beyond.

The bottom image is a sculpture my mom chiseled while Coretta was her roommate at Antioch College and the model for it was indeed Coretta herself. Until today it has been mostly unseen to the outside world but I have known it intimately for as long as I've been alive.


PS. I wish you all could see the sculpture in all of it's dimesions for the still image of it does not come close to really doing it justice.


rm_FreeLove999 48F
16127 posts
1/16/2006 3:40 pm

today i was moved to write by steve biko ... a man cut of the same cloth as martin luther king.

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1/16/2006 4:21 pm

Hey freelove,,

So have you ever seen any bona fide gumshoe dancing? I was amazed at the small bit that I have seen and had the idea that it may bee South African in origin.


_Safira 55F
11260 posts
1/16/2006 4:59 pm

I would LOVE to see a large version of that sculpture. How beautiful ... and how incredible for your entire family to have that connection! (And what a talent your mother had ... that piece is moving ... as in spiritually AND flowing, even in this dimension.) *gentle hugs*

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MaggiesWishes 61F

1/17/2006 12:17 am

As a person that appreciates the artistic mind, as well as the loving hands of an artist, from my view ... the emotional description you give is priceless, as must the piece your mother so lovingly sculpted of a fine female roommate.

A beautiful tribute, KC

warm wishes

rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
1/17/2006 7:50 am

What a priviledge that you were touched by such families. I'm refering...not only to the King family...but yours as well. For the King family to have befriended yours...says a lot about your parents. Your mother's work shows much appreciation for the beauty of the soul...and reflects the beauty of her own spirit as well.

Thank you for sharing this.


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