Wasn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. also a Republican?
No big deal, he was from the Teddy Roosevelt-Tom Dewey-Mike Castle wing of the Republican Party
Before leaving the GOP, Theodore Roosevelt was fine.
It was Thomas Dewey who put Richard Nixon on the Eisenhower ticket in 1952.
That was a preferable alternative to the Democratic Party of Theodore Bilbo and the Dixiecrats. And with its imperfections, the Tom Dewey Republican Party is a much better model than the big government Democratic Party of FDR, LBJ and Bilbo.
African american label came in during the 70's I believe...it has changed a couple of times over the years by the democrat blacks, but before the 70's the term negro was not considered an insult..naacp...THE CP STANDS FOR COLORED PEOPLE. Maybe not politically correct today, but certainly not an insult...