Andrew Young reacts to King family lawsuit

8:16 PM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA - New reaction on Wednesday from former UN Ambassador Andrew Young on the lawsuit that is pitting the children of Dr. Martin Luther King against each other.

"I think Bernice, on principle, says these items are priceless," said Young, who was one of Dr. King's closest confidants. "But I don't know what they're thinking. I think they sue too quick."

On Tuesday, the estate of Dr. King, controlled by King's sons, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, is asking that a judge force their sister, Bernice King, CEO of the King Center turn over her father's Nobel Peace Prize and his traveling Bible, which was used in the second inauguration of President Obama just over a year ago.

Bernice King says her brothers want to sell the items to a private buyer, and she opposes the sale. She says she wants to protect what she calls her father's "most prized possessions."


* MLK estate wants his daughter to give up his Nobel Prize
* Read the King brothers' lawsuit
* Read Bernice King's statement


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