So, there’s a campaign going on in my home state to inform the black population that Martin Luther King was a Republican. Adam Fogle at The Palmetto Scoop takes a look at it here.
I won’t argue the point that Martin Luther King was a Republican. I don’t have his voting history, but it’s not unlikely that he was. That said, the implications of this campaign (and Adam’s post) are highly misleading. Yes, the Republican Party did have a fine history as the party that ended slavery, however, while Democrats may have entered the 20th century as the party of slavery, by the 1960s, those Democrats that still held the party’s former racist views were located predominently in the South and over the next few decades, they either switched to the Republican party or the were voted out of office.
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