ATLANTA — The Rev. Bernice King is waiting out the infighting at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and will not take the helm of her father’s civil rights group as planned next month.
When asked Tuesday by The Associated Press about her plans, King deferred to her assistant who said King would not be installed as president at a convention next month. When asked if this was true, King confirmed with a nod but declined to say anything further.
King’s election as president of the SCLC in October was announced with much fanfare, but she has remained silent and out of the spotlight in the wake of investigations into allegations of financial mismanagement that have led to bitter infighting and legal wrangling.