Mrs. King Memorializes Golda

Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., today called the late Golda Meir one of the “most effective leaders” in the cause for human rights. Speaking at a memorial service for the former Israeli Premier sponsored by several groups, including the Jewish Community Center, the Israeli Consulate, Mrs. King declared:

“People who believe in and work toward human rights have lost one of their most effective leaders. Golda Meir was more than just a Prime Minister of a courageous nation. She was an inspiration to all who believe in peace and the dignity of humanity. She was a symbol of determination and perseverance. She was a beacon of strength and, at the same time, she was a leader who kept in touch with the needs of her people. It is not just Israel which has lost a leader. The world has suffered a loss of one of its most outstanding citizens….”

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