The King Center board of trustees has asked Houston attorney Terry M. Giles to step in as custodian of the nonprofit corporation established to promote the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Giles said an application has to been made to Fulton County Superior Court but no action has been taken as yet. He said the custodianship would be temporary — lasting just a few months.
The move, made Thursday, is the latest in a series of changes at the King Center.
Earlier this month, the seven-person board, which consists mainly of family members, removed King’s eldest son as CEO and replaced him with his sister, Bernice King. Shortly thereafter, Martin Luther King III resigned as president, citing philosophical differences with the approach the board was taking concerning the center and the for-profit King Inc.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution | Shelia M. Poole and Ernie Suggs