Harry Belafonte Keeping King Documents In Settlement

Source: AP / Miami Herald

WASHINGTON – Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King’s documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.

Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the documents. No other terms were announced, and the lawyers refused to comment further.

WASHINGTON WATCH: Harry Belafonte On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And The Struggle For Civil Rights (VIDEO)
Charles Ogletree Explains Belafonte’s Lawsuit Against The King Estate
Harry Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King Jr. Estate In NY
MLK Lawyer On King Kids Actions Toward Belafonte: Either They Don’t Know Or They Don’t Care

“The parties express their appreciation to one another for the good faith efforts that led to this resolution,” the lawyers said in a joint statement.

Belafonte sued the civil rights leader’s estate in October in federal court in Manhattan after being blocked from auctioning the documents. The papers are an outline of a Vietnam War speech by King, notes to a speech King never got to deliver in Memphis, Tenn., and a condolence letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to King’s wife after his 1968 assassination.

To read this article in its entirety visit the Miami Herald.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Follow Roland Martin Reports on Twitter

Follow Roland S. Martin's Timeline On Facebook

Get Roland Martin Reports in your inbox!
Sign up for Roland Martin Reports Daily News Update powered by FeedBurner

WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien