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January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. In Democrat Stronghold, Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 1966

by lewwaters

Much is known and repeated about the ill-treatment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received in Southern States as he led the fight for equal rights for Blacks against Democrats in the South.

Today, many wrongfully claim that after his death, Southern Democrat bigots ran to the Republican party to continue their prejudice. Truth doesn’t matter, just paint the GOP as anti-Black.

Little is ever said about when King moved North to Chicago, Illinois, an area that was strongly Democrat then and remains so today. Listen closely to Dr. Kings words in the video, after he was hit in the neck by a rock thrown by a Democrat in Chicago during the Gage Park protest, summer 1966.

From a subsequent Meet The Press interview,

(Page 385, A testament of hope: the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther … By Martin Luther King, James Melvin Washington)

King is also quoted as saying, “I think the people from Mississippi ought to come to Chicago to learn how to hate.”

Last I heard, Democrats from the Chicago area remain Democrats and never rushed to the Republican Party.

The Democratic Party Owes Blacks An Apology