AJC: Martin Luther King III Resigns As King Center President

Source: Shelia M. Poole / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Martin Luther King III has resigned as president of the center formed to promote the legacy of his father.

The move comes on the heels of another major announcement last week that Bernice King, the surviving daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was named CEO of the King Center. That position was previously held by Martin King III.

The news just a day after the nation observed what would have been the 83rd birthday celebration of King, who was assassinated in 1968.

In a statement, King said he would remain active as a member of the board of trustees.

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