Mayor Bobby Bright Honors Coretta Scott King

Mayor Bobby Bright is expressing his sorrow and regret about Coretta Scott King's death like so many other community and political leaders, but he is also going a step further.

The mayor has asked city crews to hang black wreaths and ribbons on the columns in front of City Hall in memory of Coretta Scott King. He is also asking for the city's flags to fly at half-staff until the day of her funeral.

Mayor Bright associates the her with Montgomery and the Civil Rights Movement.

"It's a sad day in Montgomery. Really it's a sad day throughout the world. We've lost a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement that began here that was sparked here in Montgomery, Alabama, and it was sparked as a result of Ms. King and her husband Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And we're delighted, privileged and honored to have had that connection to Ms. King and her family."