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RESIGNED MLK’s Son Leaves King Foundation Mladen Antonov, AFP / Getty Images

MLK’s Son Leaves King Foundation

Just a day after the country celebrated a national day of remembrance for his father, Martin Luther King III announced Tuesday that he was stepping down as president at the foundation formed to honor his father’s legacy. King will remain active with the foundation as a member of the board of trustees, but will also be working on other projects. His goal is to launch a new organization dedicated to principles of nonviolence, social justice, and human rights. MLK’s daughter, Bernice King, was named chief executive officer of the foundation.

January 17, 2012 4:04 PM