GreenLight has been appointed to represent rights to the name, image and likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most recognized and respected leaders of the civil rights movement. This is the first time an external agency has been selected to commercially represent Dr. King.
GreenLight, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corbis, represents many recognized personas including Albert Einstein, Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Edison, Johnny Cash and the Wright Brothers.
“Dr. King had an unrelenting passion for civil rights and injustices, which lives on to this day through the work of the King Center," says Stephen Rubino, president and chief executive officer for the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. "GreenLight represents many of the world’s greatest icons and we believe, together with GreenLight, we can extend the reach of Dr. King’s legacy.”