MLK’s Son Leaves King Foundation

    Eldest son of Dr. King, Martin Luther King, III speaks to the crowd at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication ceremony in Washington, DC on October 16, 2011. The long awaited dedication of the US national memorial to slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King had been rescheduled from the 48th anniversary date of King's "I Have A Dream" speech due to Hurricane Irene. AFP PHOTO Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    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.

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