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Remembering MLK: The Silence of Our Friends | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Remembering MLK: The Silence of Our Friends | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Segregation | Scoop.it
Martin Luther King, Jr., used his right to free speech to fight one of the most important battles in American history, often -- and ultimately -- at great ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Freedom Riders: Rare and Classic Photos | LIFE | TIME.com

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Freedom Riders: Rare and Classic Photos | LIFE | TIME.com | Segregation | Scoop.it
Five decades after the Freedom Riders put their lives on the line for equal rights, LIFE.com presents rare photos from that heady era.

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FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Blacks in military uphold America's ideals while battling ... - New York Daily News

FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Blacks in military uphold America's ideals while battling ... - New York Daily News | Segregation | Scoop.it

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Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. | EDSITEment

Students listen to a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., view photographs of the March on Washington, and study King's use of imagery and allusion in his I Have a Dream speech.

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Why Martin Luther King Was Republican ... (Huh?)

[Curator's note: This is an old piece, but many may not remember it.  On the heals of CPAC, it seemed appropriate to revisit the ways in which the Tea Party extremists are warping history's most important messages.]

 

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

 

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

 

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.


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Michael Charney's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:19 AM

This historical claim has been difficult to prove, other than by a niece's claim. But it doesn't matter. Even if he was, that was when Republicans were Republicans. Today's extremist principles bear no resemblance to the party as it was in the mid '60s, and the attempt to co-opt King is both ludicrous and sad. -- MC

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:45 AM

IS IT THE TRUTH OR LIE!! NO MATTER THE PARTY WE CAST TEM IN GOD CARES IN JESUS NAME WE THANK OU FOR RIGHTING ALL THE WRONGS YOUR STYLE! LORD GOD ALL MIGHTY!!

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1.8 million bonded slaves in Pakistan. Time to rise up against slavery. (RT @Taimur_Laal: 1.8 million bonded slaves in Pakistan. Time to rise up against slavery.
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