Black Lives Matter Chicago pens essay on reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/16/black-lives-matter-chicago-pen.html


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All of this. The right wing is pushing images of a milquetoast MLK, because diluting his legacy is the best way to suppress it.


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…but but but MLK was a registered Republican!

(Insert head-desk gif)


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The idea that MLK was a registered Republican may be a myth. Yesterday I listened to an interview with a noted King researcher who had investigated that claim. He learned that King’s father was a Republican, but was unable to find any evidence that King, Jr, had joined the party.


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