Community Leaders Back Bernice King
Today, March 5th, is the final day for Reverend Bernice King to turn over her father’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney ordered Bernice King to turn over the items, where they will be stored in a safety deposit box pending the outcome of the case between Bernice and her brothers Martin III and Dexter.
Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, want control over the bible and Nobel Peace Prize in order to auction off both items for monetary gain. However, Bernice King is in possession of both items and refuses to sell them.
The dispute between the siblings has brought about many debates in regards to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and whether the items should be auctioned off. Martin III and Dexter King, have yet to make a comment in regards to the case, however Bernice has made several statements, and is holding a rally for support at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church tomorrow, March 6th, at 11 a.m.
Bernice King has received support from multiple community leaders, and Civil Rights activists whom all believe that the Bible and the peace prize should not be sold.
Two of her supporters Reverend Timothy McDonald and Reverend Willie Bolden both spoke with WAOK’s Rashad Richey and voiced their support for Bernice King.
Listen to their comments below.