Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

ATLANTA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, speaking in Atlanta, accused her brothers Thursday of planning to sell his traveling Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize.

Martin Luther King estate sues Martin Luther King Center

ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A family dispute among the children of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King has led to a lawsuit between his estate and the King Center in Atlanta.

King kin end feud

ATLANTA, April 7 (UPI) -- The feuding kin of slain U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are now working together to enhance the center named for him, a family member says.
King children reach accord on estate

King children reach accord on estate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The children of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. settled their legal feud over control of the U.S. civil rights icon's estate, avoiding a jury trial.

MLK children in difficult court battle

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A feud among the surviving children of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will be taken to court in Atlanta Monday, attorneys for the litigants said.
Legal stall in MLK family financial feud

Legal stall in MLK family financial feud

ATLANTA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The financial and legal feud among slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King's children in Atlanta has been put off until next week.
Judge orders MLK's children to talk

Judge orders MLK's children to talk

ATLANTA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The feuding children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must talk to each other to settle their differences over their father's estate, an Atlanta judge says.

MLK son Dexter wins ruling vs. siblings

ATLANTA, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Georgia judge says two children of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. must pay some costs incurred by a sibling they're fighting in court.

Two King siblings sue a third

ATLANTA, July 11 (UPI) -- Two of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are suing their brother to get an accounting of their parents' estate.

M.L. King's daughter Yolanda dead at 51

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- The first-born of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Yolanda King, has died in Santa Monica, Calif., at the age of 51.

King Center faces an uncertain future

ATLANTA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The children of Martin Luther King are feuding over the proposed sale of the King Center in Atlanta to the National Parks Service.

Farrakhan newspaper editor resigns

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The editor of the Nation of Islam paper in Chicago resigned after allegations the Rev. Jesse Jackson was "complicit" in Dr. Martin Luther King's killing. James G. Muhammad resigned following an apology and retraction that appeared in this week's the Fin
Dexter King
Dexter King, youngest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, listens to the service as his parents are interred together in an updated mausoleum unveiled at the King Center in Atlanta on November 20, 2006. Ms. Kings casket was moved from a near-by temporary location on November 17, 2006, to the newly-constructed mausoleum 10 months after her death. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson) .

Dexter Scott King (born January 30, 1961) is the second son of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. His siblings are Martin Luther King III, the Reverend Bernice Albertine King, and the late Yolanda Denise King.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia and named after the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where his father was pastor before moving to the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Dexter was seven years old when his father was killed. Twenty-nine years later, Dexter King met with James Earl Ray, imprisoned for his father's 1968 murder. Dexter King believes that Ray was not involved with Martin Luther King's assassination.

At a 1999 press conference, Coretta Scott King stated that "there is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr...the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame." Following statements by Dexter King and other family members, Dexter was subsequently asked by a reporter, "there are many people out there who feel that as long as these conspirators remain nameless and faceless there is no true closure, and no justice." He replied:

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