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.
State and local officials are inviting the public to celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at Stone Mountain. Organizers say the event will coincide with celebrations around the world, and will culminate with a bell-ringing ceremony.
Morehouse College will host a public program on its Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection Wednesday as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The collection, which is housed at the Atlanta University Center library, includes more than 13,000 individual documents.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial may not be ready for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington later this month. Workers had been removing a disputed inscription from the memorial, but an architect says a contracting problem has stalled the project.
A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Lewis says the civil rights icon is to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Thursday from Georgia Tech. The ceremony is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The King Center and the National Park Service are teaming up April 4 to remember the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The King Center also will host an event to launch its 50 days of nonviolence campaign for young people.