Wednesday, May 16, 2007

yolanda denise king r.i.p.

the eldest daughter of martin luther king and coretta scott king collapsed and died last night at the age of 51

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in the early seventies, my father taught for a semester at emory university in atlanta. they were about to develop a serious judaic studies programme, and were wooing him. the braves were the worst team in baseball, but the university people did offer a meeting with either governor carter or martin luther king sr. "governor who?" said my father, and asked to meet mlk sr, having met his son previously when marching from selma to montgomery. together they went to visit the grave of mlk jr. my father said that while they were standing there together, mlk sr. sighed, and said, "my isaac."

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