MLK's Son Dexter King Marries Longtime Girlfriend

8:43 AM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
Dexter Scott King, son of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church January 20, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA (AP) - The younger son of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has gotten married.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports that Dexter Scott King married longtime fiancee Leah Weber in a private ceremony Friday in California. The bride is a former broadcast journalist and business owner.

King is chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.

The King Center said in a statement that the couple plan to live in Malibu, California, where King has lived for several years.

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