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Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
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MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize are now under lock and key with an Atlanta judge holding the key.
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.
Harry Belafonte in legal fight with Martin Luther King's children

Harry Belafonte in legal fight with Martin Luther King's children

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Singer Harry Belafonte has asked a U.S. court to declare him the owner of three documents Martin Luther King Jr.'s children say were illegally acquired.

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.
Clooney arrested at Sudan protest in D.C.

Clooney arrested at Sudan protest in D.C.

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- George Clooney's publicist says the actor and his TV personality father, Nick, were arrested in Washington Friday during a protest over the crisis in the Sudan.

Bounce TV gets LA affiliate

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Bounce TV, a network geared toward an African-American audience, says an agreement with Fox Television has given it a Los Angeles affiliate.
MLK III resigns from post at The King Center

MLK III resigns from post at The King Center

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.
Salazar: Change mangled MLK quote

Salazar: Change mangled MLK quote

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A paraphrased quotation on the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington must be changed or removed, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday.

M.L. King relative dies in Pennsylvania

CHEYNEY, Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- Edythe Scott Bagley, the Rev. Martin Luther King's sister-in-law, has died at her home in Cheyney, Pa., her family said in a statement.
MLK's son wants to buy part of N.Y. Mets

MLK's son wants to buy part of N.Y. Mets

ATLANTA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King III says he would like to purchase part of the New York Mets baseball team.

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.
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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)
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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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