*The dispute between the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has expanded into the well-being of the late civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal.
Reuters reports that a judge in the case ruled Wednesday that the items be moved to a court-controlled safety deposit box with the judge holding the keys.
Wednesday’s ruling puts a new spin on the inner turmoil between Dexter and Martin Luther King III and Bernice King.
MLK III, Dexter King, Dr. Bernice King
More King family drama going down.
The Martin Luther King Jr. estate has asked a judge to force Dr. King’s daughter to give up the late civil rights leader’s Nobel Peace Prize and his famed “traveling” bible.
*Former Alaskan governor-turned-reality TV star Sarah Palin honored Martin Luther King today by asking President Obama to stop playing the race card.
“Happy MLK, Jr. Day!” she began her Facebook post, before quoting the late King:
A recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering this address to the New York State Civil War Centennial Commission in 1962 was recently discovered by the New York State Museum.
*Curators and interns at the New York State Museum were digging through their audio archives in an effort to digitize their collection last fall when they stumbled across a treasure.
As they sifted through box after box, museum director Mark Schaming remembers: “They pull up a little reel-to-reel tape and a piece of masking tape on it is labeled ‘Martin Luther King, Jr., Emancipation Proclamation Speech 1962.’ “
It’s audio no one knew existed.
*“As long as there is extreme poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars…Because we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.”
With statements like these, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. articulated the philosophy that propelled his pursuit of social justice.
From the beginning, Dr. King’s struggle against racial segregation and discrimination was interlocked with the struggle against economic exploitation.