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You can watch the movie Selma to see Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the dramatic event of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march.

But current real-life headlines involving his legacy are proving to be just as cinematic. One of the reasons the movie could not feature King’s speeches is because of the ongoing feuding between the surviving King children.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn’t seen the slain civil rights icon’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal in recent years, either.

Both relics reside in a safe deposit box, the keys held since March by an Atlanta judge presiding over the latest — and in many eyes, the ugliest — fight between King’s heirs.

The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc., which is controlled byMartin Luther King III and his younger brother, Dexter Scott King, asked a judge a year ago to order their sister Bernice King to turn over their father’s Nobel medal and traveling Bible. The brothers want to sell them to a private buyer.

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