Milestones May 28, 2007


Few are so literally born into a life of activism, but Yolanda King, the eldest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, arrived in Montgomery, Ala., just two weeks before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus there. A social activist, motivational speaker and actress--she played Parks in the 1978 mini-series King--Yolanda was the most visible family member during this year's Martin Luther King Day--the first since her mother's death last year. She collapsed, of a suspected heart problem, after giving a speech in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 51.

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