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    • Janice Johnson

      Former first lady Jackie Kennedy (whose husband President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in 1963) and Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 funeral. /Moneta Sleet Jr/Ebony Collection Wow. There is SO MUCH in this photo. Two women who’s husbands were viciously ripped from their lives by hatred’s bullet. This moment is heavy…raw…honest…

    • Holly Ites

      Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 funeral. Anyone who remembers the 60s with nothing but sentimental fondness didn't live through them.

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