King, Inc. Cashing in on MLK’s Legacy … to its Destruction

The new movie Selma, a sweeping biopic chronicling the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., did not use any of King’s actual words from his speeches. Why not? Because the corporation that owns the rights to those speeches, King, Inc., which is run by King’s surviving family, zealously guards those actual words like a dragon hoarding gold. Actual gold, as it turns out. King, Inc. charges exorbitant royalties for the use of words from King’s speeches. The iconic “I have a dream” Read more […]