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OSU Remembers Coretta Scott King

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Oklahoma State University family is saddened to hear of the passing of Coretta Scott King. The university issued the following statement from OSU System CEO and President David Schmidly:

“I am so thankful to have had the honor to meet Mrs. King during her visit to Oklahoma State University last year. It was rewarding for the OSU community to listen to Mrs. King’s inspirational message on overcoming struggle and her tireless fight for racial equality.

“For nearly 40 years after his death, Mrs. King gracefully and passionately carried the torch for her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., the icon of the civil rights movement in the United States. Mrs. King was a woman of conviction who displayed courage throughout her life. Like the rest of the nation, I am forever changed by her inspiration.

“We join with all Americans and with people all around the world in mourning her death, as well as celebrating her life and her message of equality. It is a message that will help drive our efforts at OSU to be a more diverse university.”
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