joseph_lowery.jpgATLANTA (AP) _ Nine civil rights, education and business leaders from across the country have been inducted into the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

The Baltimore-based fraternity held a ceremony in Atlanta last weekend for the new members, including Martin Luther King III, son of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The elder King was a member of the fraternity when he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Also inducted was the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with King Jr.

Other inductees include Timothy J. King, president and CEO of Chicago charter school network Urban Prep Academies, and Robert W. Franklin, president of Morehouse.

Alpha Phi Alpha is the oldest black Greek organization in the world.