rev._markel_hutchins_web.jpgATLANTA (AP) _ A faction that lost a lawsuit over who should lead a civil rights group co-founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plans to appeal.

The group including the Rev. Markel Hutchins plans to hold a news conference Monday afternoon to formally announce an appeal in which they continue to seek control over the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The famed civil rights group has been threatened by a long-running leadership dispute.

A ruling in September from Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey effective placed control of the group with a different leadership faction siding with the Rev. Bernice King, who was earlier elected to lead the SCLC. King is the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.


Pictured:  Rev. Markel Hutchins