MLK’s son: Ownership of Bible, Nobel prize is only issue

January 14, 2015

ATLANTA — One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons declined to say Tuesday whether his father’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible would be sold if a judge rules they belong to the civil rights icon’s estate.

The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc., which is controlled by his sons, asked a judge last year to order King’s daughter to surrender the items. King’s three surviving children are the sole shareholders and directors of the estate. In a board of directors meeting a year ago, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King voted 2-1 against Bernice King to sell the artifacts to an unnamed private buyer.