Lowery says MLK
would be 'wounded and saddened' by family troubles
By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.
Editor & Publisher
ATLANTA, Jan. 17,
2012, 7:40 p.m.
Rev. Joseph Lowery today said that
he is "shocked" and "saddened" by the resignation of Martin Luther
King III as president of the King Center.
"I know that both Martin and Coretta are deeply
deeply hurt and wounded and saddened by this tumultuous escapade
that's happening among the children," Lowery told the Redding News
Review radio program.
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The dean of the civil rights movement made the
comments during a wide-ranging conversation about local and national
The Associated Press reported earlier today:
"In a statement, King said he will remain an active member of
the King Center board of trustees, but will devote most of his efforts to
launching a new organization dedicated to the principles of nonviolence, social
justice and human rights.
"King's sister, Bernice, was named CEO of the King Center last
week, and the center recently announced a major overhaul. Their brother, Dexter,
is chairman of the board of trustees."
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