MLK III stepping down at the King Center

January 17,2012

Martin Luther King III is resigning as president of the King Center, effective immediately.

King III said he will be devoting his future efforts “towards launching a new organization that will focus on supporting a new generation of young drum majors for justice worldwide.” He plans to announce further details in the coming weeks.

King III’s resignation follows a release issued by the King Center on Jan. 9 announcing that Bernice King would be taking over as CEO — replacing her oldest brother in that role. King III had been serving as president and CEO of the King Center since the spring of 2010.

-Courtesy, Atlanta Business Chronicle