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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 31, 2006

President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Coretta Scott King

     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Remembering Coretta Scott King

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King was a remarkable and courageous woman, and a great civil rights leader. She carried on the legacy of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including through her extraordinary work at the King Center. Mrs. King's lasting contributions to freedom and equality have made America a better and more compassionate nation. Laura and I were fortunate to have known Mrs. King, and we will always treasure the time we spent with her. We send our condolences and prayers to the entire King family.

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