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  •  Both my father and I knew Coretta Scott King. (4.00)
    And my father knew Martin.  My father was the associate minister at the Unitarian church in Atlanta from 1970-1985, and there were occasional pulpit exchanges between Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Sr. ("Daddy King") was either pastor or pastor emeritus (I can't remember which) at the time.  On the occasion of important civil rights events, we attended Ebenezer.

    Prior to Martin, Jr.'s death in 1968, my father met him at various civil rights events.  Both of my parents were active in what everyone just referred to at the time as "the movement."

    It's a small thing, but our dentist, who was a member of Dad's church, was also the Kings' dentist.

    I ran into Mrs. King at a meeting of the King Holiday Commission, the proceedings of which I was reporting, almost 10 years ago and had a nice chat with her.

    She will definitely be missed.

    The last time people listened to a talking bush, they wandered 40 years in the desert.

    by DC Pol Sci on Tue Jan 31, 2006 at 06:05:57 AM PST

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