ATLANTA (AP) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow called Monday for an end to acrimony in politics as Americans paused to remember the slain civil rights leader.
Coretta Scott King talked last year about avoiding war in Iraq, and her plea for nonviolence returned this year. "Peaceful ends can only be reached through peaceful means," she said in her annual King Day address.
This year, with the presidential contest looming, Mrs. King also talked about peace at home.
"The noblest goal is not conquest of enemies but reconciliation with adversaries. We must remember in this election year that Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, we are all sisters and brothers," said Mrs. King, speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King preached until his assassination in 1968.