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Bernice King Delivers Remarks at Rosa Parks Funeral on Behalf of Her Mother, Coretta Scott King

November 03, 2005

The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King delivered remarks on behalf of her mother–who recently suffered a stroke–at the funeral of Rosa Parks. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, speaking Nov. 2nd, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: Reverend Bernice King, the daughter of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King also delivered remarks on behalf of her mother. Coretta Scott King recently suffered a stroke. This is Bernice King.

REV. BERNICE KING: She sparked a prairie fire that continues to blaze brightly in the hearts of freedom-loving people in all nations; and the non-violent revolution she set in motion continues to reverberate in nation after nation as an inspiration to human liberation movements everywhere. Rosa Parks provided us with a beautiful example of the power of one. How one courageous person can make a great difference in advancing human freedom. She showed us the power of humility and disciplined nonviolence in winning hearts and minds to support our freedom struggle; and she set for the entire world a vibrant example of African American womanhood fully engaged in the work of building a more just and decent society.

AMY GOODMAN: The Reverend Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

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