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MLK Jr.'s Daughter

My Brothers Are SELLING OUT

Our Father's Legacy

2/24/2014 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says she's being forced to hand over two of her father's prized possessions ... all because her brothers just want to make a quick buck.

Bernice King reacted to a Georgia judge's ruling last week that she must hand over MLK's Nobel Peace Prize and his Bible while she continues a legal war with her brothers Dexter King and MLK III ... who control the King Estate.

Lawyers for the brothers have said they have a lucrative offer to sell both items -- but Bernice made it clear she's against pawning off the items -- "They're very sacred, not just to me, but to a lot of people. I just don't believe, morally, that you sell it."

The prize and Bible are supposed to be held in a safe deposit box until the matter is settled, but listen to Bernice -- she doesn't sound like she's in a hurry to hand 'em over.

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1.

James R. - Los Angeles    

It's all about the Benjamin's.

54 days ago
2.

James25    

Those items should be in a museum. Not on Ebay.

54 days ago
3.

Kelly     

The brothers have rights too, including the right to cash in.

54 days ago
4.

pasha    

They should be preserved in a museum and not sold to the highest bidder

54 days ago
5.

Everyone just needs to relax...    

MLK wasn't exactly a family man. He was a well-known philanderer.

54 days ago
6.

Observer999    

That whole crew are just money-grubbers. I realized that when I learned many years ago that the "I have a dream" speech is copyrighted and protected and no one can use it in any way without paying them, despite its public delivery and clear public importance.

54 days ago
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politicallyincorrect    

Thanks for the ever so important non celeb news. She must be an important crack dealer, they put her name on the wall behind her. Ber glad when Irish history month gets here in a few days.

54 days ago
8.

The Zombie    

Your father was a plagiarist, a misogynist and a liar. Give your brothers his crap.

54 days ago
9.

Kelly     

If laws are on the books to cover these rights and usage, then the "public" needs to get over it. We can't go in and tell you what to do with your late grand dad's possessions or his words and everyone here would FREAK if anyone tried to intervene on your freedom.

54 days ago
10.

Safire    

She is 100%% correct

54 days ago
11.

static    

It's racism.

54 days ago
12.

OhWell    

Shes Not Starving.

54 days ago
13.

Just Jay    

Sorry, but the Great One had some skeletons. The bros are deadbeats that want to turn a quick buck from the name. The daughter obviously doesn't need the dough.

54 days ago
14.

HumanNature    

STAND YOUR GROUND, BERNICE!!!!!

54 days ago
15.

Canadasux    

She's right, but the brothers control the estate. So, she'll have to hand the stuff over eventually.

54 days ago
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