MLK Estate Wants His Daughter to Give Up his Nobel Prize

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

King Fact:

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. He was 35.

ATLANTA (AP) - The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. is asking a judge to force the civil rights icon's daughter to relinquish her father's Nobel Peace Prize and "traveling bible."

The complaint against Bernice King was filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta by her father's estate, which is controlled by her brothers, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King.

The lawsuit says Martin Luther King Jr.'s heirs in 1995 assigned their rights to property inherited from the civil rights icon to the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. The lawsuit says Bernice King has "secreted and sequestered" the peace prize and "traveling bible" in violation of that agreement.

Bernice King did not immediately return a message left with the spokesman for the King Center, where she is CEO.


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