2 MLK siblings say licensing deal handled badly

ATLANTA (AP) - Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children say they
were not aware of the details of an $800,000 licensing deal with a
memorial foundation brokered two years ago by their brother.

Bernice King and Martin Luther King III acknowledged Wednesday
they generally favored the agreement between The King Center and
the foundation building the national memorial to their father. But
they say it was handled badly by their brother, Dexter King, and
was struck without their involvement.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation paid the $800,000
fee to the King estate in 2007 to use the civil rights icon's words
and images in fundraising materials. The two siblings say they
found out about it through the media.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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