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Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King
New York Slimes ^ | October 11, 1991

Posted on 01/18/2010 11:13:59 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

A committee of scholars appointed by Boston University concluded today that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized passages in his dissertation for a doctoral degree at the university 36 years ago.

"There is no question," the committee said in a report to the university's provost, "but that Dr. King plagiarized in the dissertation by appropriating material from sources not explicitly credited in notes, or mistakenly credited, or credited generally and at some distance in the text from a close paraphrase or verbatim quotation."

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: honesty; king; thatsracist
Just fyi.
1 posted on 01/18/2010 11:14:03 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

old news...


2 posted on 01/18/2010 11:51:47 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Very old news. I learned this way back in 86 in college.


3 posted on 01/18/2010 11:56:30 AM PST by WVNan
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A role model for all people everywhere...keepin the dream alive...Uh


4 posted on 01/18/2010 12:04:23 PM PST by PoloSec (Note to Princess B H Obama: May PISS be Upon Mohammads Head...You Pervert)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Maybe “very old news” but he’s still referred to as “Doctor”


5 posted on 01/18/2010 12:08:47 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: PoloSec

Now the skinheads will want a holiday for Adolf!


6 posted on 01/18/2010 12:09:06 PM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

http://www.martinlutherking.org/plagiarism.html

For the record I wrote mine.


7 posted on 01/18/2010 12:11:37 PM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Thank you!

It's ALWAYS good to remind people of TRUTH.

Some may view this as “old news” but others have no clue that this is the truth.

THANK YOU for making sure all are on board for TRUTH

and

IGNORE the egotistical hecklers.

EXCELLENT POST!

BUMP!

8 posted on 01/18/2010 12:12:55 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Old news.

Yes, MLK had warts. He plagiarized his dissertation. He had kennedy-sized relationships with girlfriends and was constantly unfaithful to his wife. And in his last years, he went over the edge into destructive race-baiting, in his visit to Chicago.

But for the most part he was a good man, nonetheless. And his daughter seems to take after the best in him, with her constant defense of life.


9 posted on 01/18/2010 12:13:57 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Please post this every year.

This TRUTH is NOT in history books or white washed biographies of this lying, womanizing, socialist.

10 posted on 01/18/2010 12:14:11 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Cicero
But for the most part he was a good man ...

And some times, good men do not so good things but if all the Phds who ever plagiarized a paper returned them, there would be no Phds.

11 posted on 01/18/2010 12:55:37 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Filmmaker Lee Daniels vows biopic will not show Martin Luther King Jr. in bed with prostitute Read more:

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/01/17/2010-01-17_filmmaker_lee_daniels_vows_to_not_show_martin_luther_king_jr_in_bed_with_prostit.html


12 posted on 01/18/2010 1:51:30 PM PST by Deadeye Division
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To: Cicero
"Yes, MLK had warts. He plagiarized his dissertation. He had kennedy-sized relationships with girlfriends and was constantly unfaithful to his wife. And in his last years, he went over the edge into destructive race-baiting, in his visit to Chicago."

"But for the most part he was a good man, nonetheless."

(Are we to believe that you wrote this crap with a straight face)?

13 posted on 01/18/2010 1:56:44 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

BUMP!


14 posted on 01/18/2010 3:04:21 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Deadeye Division

MLK has the morals of a racist alley cat in heat.


15 posted on 01/18/2010 3:05:08 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: plinyelder
“But for the most part he was a good man, nonetheless.”

LOL!!!

A liar, socialist, plagiarizer, womanizer and a racist!

And I'm supposed to see this as GOOD?

LOL!!!

16 posted on 01/18/2010 3:07:33 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: plinyelder

THe kicker is this:

“The dissertation at issue is

“A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.”

Dr. King wrote it in 1955 as part of his requirements for a doctor of philosophy degree, which he subsequently received from the university’s Division of Religious and Theological Studies. “


17 posted on 01/18/2010 3:09:52 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: plinyelder

THe kicker is this:

“The dissertation at issue is

“A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.”

Dr. King wrote it in 1955 as part of his requirements for a doctor of philosophy degree, which he subsequently received from the university’s Division of Religious and Theological Studies. “

Fine pastor, right?

LOL!


18 posted on 01/18/2010 3:10:20 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

I just can’t understand the twisted logic that people use.
Especially people who come to FreeRepublic for .. Truth!


19 posted on 01/18/2010 3:25:30 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: plinyelder

They should be over at DU.

They’d be happier and more comfortable with lies.


20 posted on 01/18/2010 3:44:13 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Cicero

Alveda King ? That’s not his daughter, that’s his niece you’re talking about. She is nothing like her uncle, and that is a compliment.


21 posted on 01/18/2010 7:44:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks.


22 posted on 01/18/2010 8:08:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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