I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. King back in 1977. She, unlike her handlers, was gracious, dignified and kind. She treated me with the same respect regardless of the color of my skin. Her handlers tried to intimitate me on the way to the church in Harlem.
Condolances to the family. I knew MLK's aunt (she was my neighbor in Detroit) and I once met and spoke with Dr. King Sr. (it was a rather strange conversation!).
Thanks for clearing up what had been a long-standing rap on Coretta here in Atlanta and commented upon by Boortz from time to time.
That was the repeated stories that whenever, for example, she travelled by commercial air carrier, crew and those on board around her were sternly warned to not disturb or talk to her, not even make eye-contact with her.
From your post, it's likely that such warnings were issued by here overzealous "handlers."
These may also be the same folks -- along with one or two of the King kids -- who practically ran the King Center into bankruptcy.
Glad you cleared that up.
May she rest in a well-deserved peace.