Monday, October 18, 2010

Faction that lost control over SCLC plans appeal

ATLANTA -- A faction that lost a lawsuit over who should lead a civil rights group co-founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is appealing the judge's ruling.
Several leaders from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference - including ousted treasurer Spiver Gordon - held a news conference Monday afternoon to formally announce an appeal in which they continue to seek control over the group.
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The famed civil rights group has been threatened by a long-running leadership dispute.
A ruling in September from Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey effectively placed control of the group with a different leadership faction siding with the Rev. Bernice King, who was earlier elected to lead the SCLC. King is the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

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