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Friday, April 20, 2012 - 3:00pm

MLK Nephew Out As President Of SCLC

Updated: 2 years ago.
A nephew of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will no longer lead the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that his uncle co-founded. (image from GPB file)

A nephew of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will no longer lead the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that his uncle co-founded.

Board members said Isaac Farris Jr. will leave as president after less than a year. He became president after the 2011 death of Rev. Howard Creecy Jr.

Farris didn't attend a news conference where the announcement was made. He didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

Farris was the SCLC's fifth president in an eight-year span. C.T. Vivian has been named interim president, but he said he does not plan to hold the job permanently.

One of King's daughters, the Rev. Bernice King, declined to take the president's post in 2010 after the SCLC suffered a deep rift.

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