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

November 03, 2005
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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.

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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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