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:
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.
The aforementioned film deal – orchestrated by one of King’s sons – was met with resistance from his other children.
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.
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.
“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.