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RIP: Yolanda King

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, May 16, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Yolanda King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through drama and motivational speaking, collapsed and died. She was 51.

    King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., said Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Center. The family did not know the cause of death, but relatives think it might have been a heart problem, he said.

    Yolanda King, who lived in California, was an actress, ran a production company and appeared in numerous films, including "Ghosts of Mississippi." She played Rosa Parks in the 1978 miniseries "King."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20070516/obit-king
     
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  3. rokski2

    rokski2 New Member

    From the song "M.L.K." by U2:

    (Side note: they performed this during their halftime Super Bowl appearance)

    Sleep
    Sleep tonight
    And may your dreams
    Be realized
    If the thunder cloud
    Passes rain
    So let it rain
    Rain down on me
    Mmm...mmm...mmm...
    So let it be
    Mmm...mmm...mmm...
    So let it be
    Sleep
    Sleep tonight
    And may your dreams
    Be realized
    If the thundercloud
    Passes rain
    So let it rain
    Let it rain
    Rain on me
     
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    RIP.

    How many other King immediate family members are there?
     
  5. rokski2

    rokski2 New Member


    Here's a performance of the song (not from the Super Bowl). Very beautiful, IMO:

     
  6. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    From Wiki:

    Yolanda Denise (17. November 1955, Montgomery, Alabama; died May 2007, Santa Monica, California)
    Martin Luther III (23. October 1957, Montgomery, Alabama)
    Dexter Scott (30. January 1961, Atlanta, Georgia)
    Bernice Albertine (28. March 1963, Atlanta, Georgia)

    RIP Ms. King
     
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