A Bygone Era

February 2, 2006

Did anyone watch the State of the Union address? There's the president praising Coretta Scott King, yet he holds none of the same values that she did. (Of course, he had to praise her as it would have been such poor taste and such a slap in the face not to). She was for non-violence, gay rights, women's rights, fighting poverty — such the opposite of this administration.

Her death feels like the passing of an era.

Contributor: 

Melissa Hung

Founding Editor

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.