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1:06pm March 28, 2013

Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation Forced To Change Name By King’s Kids?

Lauren Victoria Burke for the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Roland Martin and Joseph Williams are reporting that the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation has been forced to change their name.  Why? Because the King kids won’t grant a license for the group to use the name “Martin Luther King, Jr.

“They spent six years raising more than $100 million, one cocktail fundraiser, and souvenir mug and lapel pin at a time.

And on October 16, 2011, the idea to build a monument in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., an idea that began 28 years earlier at the kitchen table of a member of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., came to fruition… Less than two years later, however, the organizing force behind the national monument – the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation – is no more after the surviving children of Martin and Coretta Scott King refused to grant a license for the group to continue to use the name “Martin Luther King Jr.”

Read the entire story here on RolandMartinReports.com

 



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