MLK's daughter to give court her dad's Bible, Nobel Prize

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Atlanta (CNN) -- Calling the latest battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s possessions a "spiritually violent" moment in her family's history, the civil rights icon's sole surviving daughter said Thursday she already had won the "moral high ground," regardless of a court's decision.

At issue are her father's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible, used to swear in President Barack Obama for his second term. Bernice King declined to hand the items over on Wednesday, as mandated in a February court order. She has previously said her brothers would sell the items if she gave them up.

The Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia extended the deadline for King to produce the items until Monday, saying it would hold them in a safe-deposit box until the litigation between King and her brothers is settled....




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