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Coretta King Discusses Verdicts

October 13, 1995

Coretta Scott King said Thursday night that she doubts the O.J. Simpson verdict will have a long-term adverse effect on U.S. race relations.

Speaking to an audience of about 300 at Soka University in Calabasas, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I strongly believe that this verdict should have no effect whatsoever on the racial attitudes of people of good will, regardless of their race.

"One incident," she said, "is not going to undo all the good deeds of the bridge-builders and the healers who are carrying on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr."

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