Martin Luther King Jr.

Former Klan Grand Dragon to MLK's daughter: I'm sorry

Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy.

He reached for atonement Monday evening, sitting on a dais next to Bernice King, who was 5 years old when James Earl Ray assassinated her father in 1968.

"I want to extend an apology to the King family and everyone out there," Shepherd said, opening a discussion of race relations at the Atlanta center that bears the elder King's name. "I, in my past, did a lot of terrible things. I said a lot of terrible things about Dr. King. I didn't...

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