RSS

Bernice King Rejects SCLC Leadership Job

22 Jan

Bernice King

In another meltdown, MLK daughter Bernice King has refused the leadership position at the Southern Christian Leadership Council her father founded. The organization has recently been riven by infighting and scandal.

MLK daughter’s exit leaves SCLC’s future in doubt

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is facing an uncertain future following the decision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter to walk away from the embattled civil rights organization.

The Rev. Bernice King said this week that she would not take the helm of the group that her father founded in 1957 and that elected her president in 2009.

The once-proud organization has split into two factions, had its finances scrutinized and saw its former chairman indicted last week on theft charges.

Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young says the group might have run its course and that Bernice King made a wise decision. He says “we should’ve closed it down years ago.”

Young was a close adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., as the group led nonviolent protests for equality for African-Americans and social justice.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Black History

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: