Civil rights icon’s son steps down as president of King Center
Martin Luther King III resigned Tuesday as president of The King Center, the Atlanta center built to honor his father’s legacy.
King will remain active on the center’s board of trustees, but will focus next on launching a new organization, he said in a statement.
“I will be devoting my primary future efforts towards launching a new organization that will focus on supporting a new generation of young ‘drum majors for justice’ worldwide to expand my commitment to the Kingian principles of nonviolence, social justice, and human rights,” he said.
Immediate details on that organization were not available.
King’s announcement comes just one day after the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The civil rights icon would have turned 83 this year had a bullet not cut short his life.