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MLK children continue fight over peace prize medal, Bible

By MARIA SAPORTA >> Original Story

The beautiful melody of the annual King holiday once again is being marred by the discord between the three living children of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr.

The case pits the two brothers ─ Martin III and Dexter ─ against their sister, Bernice, over possession of their father’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and his Bible. It was in court on Jan. 13.

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Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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