Dispute Over MLK Bible, Nobel Prize Headed for Mediation
May 27, 2015
A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said Wednesday they hope for a lasting resolution to issues that have long divided the civil rights icon’s heirs.
The three surviving King children — Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and the Rev. Bernice King — are the sole shareholders and directors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Estate Inc. In January 2014, Martin and Dexter voted 2-1 against Bernice to sell their father’s peace prize medal and traveling Bible to an unnamed private buyer.