Obama Statement on the Passing of Yolanda King, the Eldest Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
"Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Yolanda King. She was a talented artist who championed her father's legacy of racial equality and social change. Born at the beginning of the civil rights movement, Yolanda carried on her late parents' vision - which today remains a beacon of hope and source of strength for generations of Americans. Our thoughts and prayers are with the King family as we mourn her loss."