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Dr. King’s Republican Roots

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not only attended a Republican school — Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia — but he was registered with the GOP and fought his Civil Rights battles in the early 1960s against segregationist Democrats. A. Phillip Randolph, another black Republican, organized the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, leading the Democratic Kennedy administration to wiretap the civil rights activist, on the suspicion he was a Communist.

Given these historical facts, Alfonzo Rachel finds it preposterous that the Democrats should think they control King’s legacy. Rachel argues that King’s vision is one for all Americans, not just registered Democrats. H/T PJTV

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