Our Job Is To Make Sure Message Endures

Senior Fellow Rich Benjamin and Mark Winston Griffith honor Coretta Scott King's legacy by calling for progressives to take Coretta's lead by sounding a simple yet powerful call to morality, a call that points out the "culture" of greed, self-indulgence and hedonism so common in our nation.

Coretta Scott King saw fit to give her husband a dignified tribute after his assassination in Memphis. Then she busied herself with the work of the country. Months later, she represented the civil rights movement at the launch of the Poor People's Campaign at the Lincoln Memorial on June 19, 1968.

It's time for us, too, to give proper tribute to a beautiful avatar of hope against hatred and poverty. And then to get to work.