MLK’s Daughter Declines to Lead SCLC

January 22, 2011  |  

(AP) — The Rev. Bernice King said Friday she will not assume the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group co-founded by her father more than 50 years ago.  King was elected in October 2009 to lead the organization and was to be the first woman to hold the post. But soon after, the SCLC’s chairman and treasurer were accused of financial mismanagement, and bitter infighting among the group’s leaders landed the split factions in a courtroom.

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