Though Martin Luther King, Jr., died more than 40 years ago, he has continued to make the news thanks to his enduring legacy and the actions of his family. Here’s a look at the most recent headlines that have told the ongoing story of Dr. King:
Spielberg Will Produce Martin Luther King Film
In May 2009, it was announced that DreamWorks acquired the life rights to Martin Luther King Jr. and planned bringing a biopic to theaters, produced by Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones.
Portrait of a King
King Siblings Oppose Film Deal Struck By Brother
The aforementioned film deal – orchestrated by one of King’s sons – was met with resistance from his other children.
Four Books By Martin Luther King Will Be Released
In 2010, Beacon Press will release new editions of “Stride Toward Freedom,” “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?,” “Trumpet of Conscience” and “Strength to Love,” books written by Dr. King that have long been out of print.
MLK’s Children Settle Lawsuit Over Estate
After long periods of squabbling over their father’s estate, Dr. King’s children reached an agreement in October 2009 that would keep their disputes from going to a public jury trial.
MLK Class To Be Taught At Morehouse College
“A leading scholar of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., taught a class on the civil rights icon at Morehouse College in Fall 2009, using the collection of documents, books and other items housed at the school.