Harry Belafonte has sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. in New York over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration Belafonte is the rightful owner.
As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter were caught up in their latest fight over control of their father's legacy. King’s estate wants to revoke a nonprofit’s license to use the leader’s memorabilia.