Law Forum : Martin Luther King's children battling over estate

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    ... Bernice's stance is understandable, over her brother's desire to sell treasured items of Dad ...

    Martin Luther King's children battling over estate

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    Bernice King speaks during a news conference at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father Martin Luther King

    ATLANTA (AP) -- A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried.
    The civil rights leader's daughter Bernice King has both items, and her brothers, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, asked a judge last week to order her to turn them over. She said her brothers want to sell them.


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    The two sons need to get lives and jobs. Some things you just don't sell





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    Well said ...


     
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    The King children have profited from their father's legacy. In 2006, Sotheby's auctioned off 10,000 documents from their collection for $32 million, with the siblings receiving equal shares of the proceeds.

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    And yet, they are still broke, greedy, needy? Like said, some things you just don't sell.





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    Yeah buddy! Its something wrong with this picture ...



    David J. Garrow, a historian whose book "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference" won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize, said he wasn't "surprised in the slightest" to hear about the latest fight among the King heirs.
    "The agenda has always been greed," Garrow said. "It's been about maximizing the dollar value of Dr. King's legacy."
    While their mother was alive, the King children had periods of not speaking to each other, but they mostly kept disagreements to themselves. After their mother died in January 2006, it was the oldest daughter, Yolanda, who held the siblings together. But when Yolanda died in May 2007, that glue was gone.
     
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    MLK'S KIDS FIGHT IN COURT


    A judge has ordered that Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, turn over her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize to the King Estate for safekeeping. The items will stay under lock and key until a court decides whether or not her brothers can sell them.

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    How is this positive?
     
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    It has to do with Bernice's will to resist selling her Dad's Bible and Noble Peace Prize medal.

     
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    King daughter asks brothers to reconsider MLK sale


    ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

    Bernice on Thursday called on her brothers to hold another vote and said she hopes that at least one of them would change his vote.

    "With God's help, I can only believe that the judge's ruling is not a setback but an opportunity for my brothers to step up to reason and do what their conscience tells them is right," she said.


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