South Africa into the Racial Maelstrom

Controversy dogs Coretta King as Congress passes sanctions

"One of the greatest and most meaningful moments in my life." So said a deeply moved Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr., after an emotional 70-minute meeting last week with Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson Mandela, the imprisoned South African black activist. Winnie Mandela also admitted to being moved by the American's visit to her red brick home in Soweto, the sprawling black township on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Calling King "a symbol of what my people continue sacrificing for," she added, "We draw a great deal of inspiration from her strength and courage." For King, who was...

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