Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination – Wesley Lowery / Wash Post

Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., urged Congress in a letter to block the 1986 nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge, saying that allowing him to join the federal bench would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.” The letter, previously unavailable publicly, was obtained on Tuesday by The Washington Post.

Read the full letter here as well as “the civil rights case that haunts Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general.”

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