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King's daughter says no

Fifteen months after being tapped to head the civil rights group founded by her father, Bernice King declined the post, citing a leadership clash and an inability to "move forward."

King's decision leaves the Southern Christian Leadership Conference again facing an uncertain future, a half century after it was founded to mobilize black churches in Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight against discrimination.

"After numerous attempts to connect with the official board leaders on how to move forward under my leadership, unfortunately, our visions did not align," King said in January.


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