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MLK’s wife to have Georgia Capitol viewing

February 3, 2006

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— Coretta Scott King will be given a public viewing in the rotunda of the Georgia Capitol at the governor's invitation, her family announced Thursday in a measure of how far the South has come since the civil rights era.

In a statement, the King family announced funeral plans for the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that include a viewing Saturday at the Capitol; another viewing Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, King's longtime pulpit; and a funeral Tuesday in suburban Atlanta at the 10,000-seat New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where the Kings' youngest child, Bernice, is a minister.

King, 78, died Tuesday.

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