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Just a few months ago, the three surviving children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were embroiled in an embarrassing public feud, accusing one another in court of stealing money and hiding their mother’s love letters.
A judge appointed Terry M. Giles to work with the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
But last month, the King siblings — Bernice, Dexter and Martin III — turned over a new leaf, issuing statements about their “shared vision” and “speaking with one voice.”

The difference was the arrival of Terry M. Giles, an affable outsider from Houston with no particular expertise in civil rights, but with an admiration for the positive thinking of Norman Vincent Peale and the self-improvement techniques of EST. (Werner Erhard, the creator of EST, is a client.)