This morning the Frank Ski & Wanda Show had an interview with Bernice King and Martin Luther King, III (children of the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) regarding allegations of the King Center going up for sale. In short, the King children(Dexter and Yolanda not present) are split on the future legacy of the King Center. Bernice and MLK3 wants to keep the Center as it is under private control, while the other children would like to sell it to the US government. Mind you: the King Children do not profit from the King Center. The issue is more or less about what is best for the Center's future.
What's great about blogs is that you and I can voice our opinions on this. More than likely we will be divided also.
However, my opinion is that since the US Parks & Recreations services provides $Million in funding annually, then that should be enough. The private sector(us) should become more active in the philanthropy of this center, so that the children wouldn't be separate on this issue. With so many changes in the US Constitution being up for grabs, since the Bush Administration and the War in Iraq, I am concerned about the watering down of the legacy to quell human rights activism There are many contractors that can maintain the site just as well as the Parks and Recreation Service. If we do, decide to become more financially involved in the King Center, how would we go about doing it?
If you agree, what do you think?
If you think the US government should take over the King Center, why?