Atlanta, Aug. 31: Today, Martin Luther King
III and Elder Bernice A. King issued the following statement regarding the release of FBI materials related to Coretta Scott King:
"While we are still grieving the passing of our mother, it is unfortunate that the FBI chose to publicly release illegal surveillance undertaken by the federal government of our family, especially because our parents were always striving to elevate the quality of human life by eliminating what they identified as the triple evils of poverty, racism, and war, which still plague our world. For the sake of this and future generations we will continue to focus on eliminating these social injustices and we would hope that the nation will do so as well."