This entry was posted
on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 9:02 am and is filed under Politics.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.
The google tells me that although MLK Sr. was a registered Republican, MLK Jr.’s political affiliation does not seem well known. Some claim he was a Republican, others a Democrat, others admit they have no idea. The King family’s official position is that he wasn’t a Republican, but they are also silent on him being a Democrat. They made that statement in response to the above billboards, in fact.
In a statement released through the King Center, Martin Luther King III said, “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican. It is even more outrageous to suggest that he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African American votes in Florida and many other states.”