Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's All Coming Together Now

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  1. Martin Luther King Sr. was most certainly a Republican.

    His son Martin Luther King Jr, the famous civil rights leader?

    Not so much.


    [The SCLC’s] Lowery, who knew King well, said there is no reason why anyone would think King was a Republican. He said King most certainly voted for President Kennedy, and the only time he openly talked about politics was when he criticized Republican Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential campaign.

    In “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” which was published after his death from his written material and records, King called the Republican national convention that nominated Goldwater a “frenzied wedding … of the KKK and the radical right.”

    “The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism,” King said in the book.