Governor Says King's Spirit Will Endure

JANUARY 31, 2006 - Posted at 3:20 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Mike Huckabee today mourned the passing of Coretta Scott King, saying she was one of the nation's matriarchs and that all Arkansans were encouraged by her remarkable and unselfish life.  The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. died overnight.

Huckabee said history will remember her husband for leadership, but should acknowledge the contribution Mrs. King made to civil rights with her spirit, determination and example of grace and godliness.

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