Martin Luther King Jr.

Judge says MLK Bible belongs to civil rights icon's estate

The judge in a dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible has ruled the Bible belongs to the civil rights icon's estate, which is controlled by his two sons who had proposed selling it.

But the question of ownership of the peace prize medal and its accompanying certificate will proceed to trial next month unless the two sides in the dispute can reach an agreement beforehand, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney said in an order dated July 1.

The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. filed a lawsuit in January 2014 asking a judge to order King's daughter to surrender the items. King's three surviving children are the...