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Is it true that Martin Luther King Jr was a REPUBLICAN?

And if so why are so many people saying its not true?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes it is true...I don't know why people say that he wasn't...I thought it was common knowledge that he was a republican.


    http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.DYK-Why%20MLK%20was%20a%20Republican

    AvasMommy810

    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 10:19 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Too bad his close followers didn't follow.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • He wasn't a Republican in the modern sense of the word. He supported government intervention for things such as affirmative action and reparations and social programs to help the poor.
    sallyjrw

    Answer by sallyjrw at 10:42 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Answered at 7:42 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 by: sallyjrw
    sally...
    He wasn't a Republican in the modern sense of the word. He supported government intervention for things such as affirmative action and reparations and social programs to help the poor.

    SO is what you are saying is that he was not a REGISTERED REPUBLICAN? And what IS the "modern sense of the word"? Do you have references,
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Martin Luther King was a Republican because the Democrats would not allow black people to vote. It is a shame that most people do not know this.
    Scorpio359

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 4:13 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • If you googled "Martin Luther King Republican," you could find lots of links, but here is one for you with lots of details.

    sallyjrw

    Answer by sallyjrw at 8:28 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

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