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.

M. L. King III challenges Africa's young leaders

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21 (UPI) -- American human rights advocate Martin Luther King III has called on young African leaders to do more to help their countries progress.

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.
Ted Kennedy among King award honorees

Ted Kennedy among King award honorees

ATLANTA, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., will be honored at next month's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Realizing the Dream Awards, an official says.

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.

MLK III's wife delivers baby girl

ATLANTA, May 26 (UPI) -- The first grandchild of slain U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is a 7.5-pound girl named Yolanda Renee King, the family said in Atlanta.

King death anniversary observed in Memphis

MEMPHIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Forums, discussions and other events across the United States mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

'March on Hate Crimes' in Washington

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of people marched on the U.S. Justice Department in Washington Friday protesting what they say is a lack of prosecution of hate crimes.

African-Americans urged to close wallets

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton has endorsed a call by a U.S. black radio talk-show host for a national economic boycott Friday to protest racism and economic injustice.

Jena 6's Bell to be tried as juvenile

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Wednesday Jena 6 defendant Mychal Bell will be tried as a juvenile.

2nd generation peacemakers meet in London

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- Children and one grandchild of famous leaders and peace activists of the 20th century launched the Gen II Global Peace Initiative in London this week.

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.

M.L. King's widow makes surprise visit

ATLANTA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Guests at an Atlanta commemorative dinner for the late civil rights advocate Martin Luther King Jr., had a surprise visit from his widow, Coretta Scott King.

Coretta King condition fair after stroke

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The doctor treating Coretta Scott King says the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. must remain hospitalized for at least a week.

Analysis:Black Primaries: Israel 2 Arabs 0

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The sound defeats of two five-term House incumbents -- 60-year old Congressman Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.) by a 34-year-old challenger, Artur Davis, in an Alabama De
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Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, delivers remarks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on August 28, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Martin Luther King III (born October 23, 1957) is an American human rights advocate and community activist. He is the eldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. His siblings are Dexter Scott King, Rev. Dr. Bernice Albertine King, and the late Yolanda Denise King. King attended The Galloway School and went on to Morehouse College, which was the same school his father, his grandfather and his great-grandfather attended. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Morehouse in 1979.

Martin Luther King III was born on October 23, 1957 to human rights advocate Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. His mother had reservations about naming him after his famous father, "realizing the burdens it can create for the child," but King, Jr. always wanted to name his son Martin Luther III. He was raised in Vine City, an urban neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, and was ten years old when his father was assassinated. King lived with his mother in his childhood home until his adulthood. As an adult, King was a shy man who rarely socialized, and friends have claimed he tends to overwork, in part due to the pressure to live up to his father's name; one friend, Rev. E. Randel T. Osburn, said of King, “Watching him is like watching somebody trying to outrun themselves. It’s like there’s a ghost in front of him and he’s always trying to catch it.”

On June 26, 1985 Martin Luther King III was arrested, along with his mother and sister, Bernice A. King, while taking part in an anti-apartheid protest at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C.

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