facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLK III resigns from post at The King Center

Jan. 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ATLANTA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King III said Tuesday he has resigned as president of the Atlanta center that promotes his slain father's civil rights legacy.

The announcement came the day after the national holiday celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in leading the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s, and just days after his daughter Bernice was named The King Center's chief executive officer.

Martin King III, who had held the CEO post, said he would remain active as a member of the board of trustees, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

"I will be devoting my primary future efforts towards launching a new organization that will focus on supporting a new generation of young 'drum majors for justice' worldwide to expand my commitment to the Kingian principles of non-violence, social justice, and human rights," he said in a statement. "To that end, I will announce further details in the coming weeks."

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile
2
GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets
3
Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country
4
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
5
Thailand orders more aircraft from Airbus Helicopters Thailand orders more aircraft from Airbus Helicopters
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback