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MLK's niece, Dr. Alveda C. King, affirms that her uncle Dr. MLK, Jr. was a Republican
Priests for Life ^ | Fall/Winter 2008 | Dr. Alveda C. King

Posted on 07/26/2008 7:01:38 PM PDT by littlehouse36

National Black Republican Association

In her article, "A Covenant With Life: Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy", MLK's niece, Dr. Alveda C. King, affirms that her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican  

This appears in a Priests for Life Fall/Winter 2008 publication, linked as above from the NBRA website.

A Covenant With Life:

Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy

By Dr. Alveda C. King – Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

America has entered into a covenant or a culture of death.  May God have mercy, and restore us to a covenant of life!

<snip>

"My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or “Daddy King”, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican."

<snip>

Moved by Mrs. King’s gratitude for Senator Kennedy’s intervention, Daddy King was very grateful to Senator Kennedy for his assistance in rescuing Dr. King, Jr. from a life threatening jail encounter. This experience led to a black exodus from the Republican Party.  Thus, this one simple act of gratitude caused black America to quickly forget that the Republican Party was birthed in America as the antislavery party to end the scourge of slavery and combat the terror of racism and segregation. They quickly forgot that the Democratic Party was the party of the Ku Klux Klan.

Banished from memory was the fact that the Democratic Party fought to keep blacks in slavery and in 1894 overturned the civil rights laws of the 1860’s that had been passed by Republicans, after the Republicans also amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote.

Forgotten was the fact that...


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alvedaking; blackrepublicans; democrat; drking; mlk; obama; prolife; republican

1 posted on 07/26/2008 7:01:38 PM PDT by littlehouse36
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To: littlehouse36

King sure didn’t act like a conservative....GOP or not.

Neither party can claim that mantle in any exclusive timeline.

That notion oft trotted out here is nonsense.


2 posted on 07/26/2008 7:05:58 PM PDT by wardaddy (Myself and my ancestors take full responsibility for all racial discrimination here since 1607)
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To: littlehouse36

I still support John Moses Browning Day instead.


3 posted on 07/26/2008 7:11:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: littlehouse36

Well worth a read.


4 posted on 07/26/2008 7:11:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs to said?)
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To: littlehouse36
Your headline is incorrect. She says MLK Sr. was a Republican, not MLK Jr. Most blacks were Republicans until FDR.
5 posted on 07/26/2008 7:15:26 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: Hugin

The article says they both were Republicans: “”My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or “Daddy King”, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican.”


6 posted on 07/26/2008 7:17:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: wastedyears

Jan 1 - John Cantius Garand Day.


7 posted on 07/26/2008 7:18:34 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I take that to mean it was Sr. who was a Pub.


8 posted on 07/26/2008 7:19:48 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: littlehouse36

seems like that link to the story is broken.


9 posted on 07/26/2008 7:21:01 PM PDT by alrea
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To: wardaddy
He didn't ask for anything special.....just the equality that every American deserves!
10 posted on 07/26/2008 7:21:57 PM PDT by WellyP (How much does Huma know?)
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To: Hugin
"My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or “Daddy King”, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican." From my reading, I think she is saying they both were.
11 posted on 07/26/2008 7:22:52 PM PDT by kalee
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To: littlehouse36
Big deal. Vito Marcantonio was a Marxist-Leninist, but won election to congress as a Republican back in the 1930s.

MLK did some great things, but he was a leftist.

12 posted on 07/26/2008 7:25:31 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: PapaBear3625
”My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or “Daddy King”, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican.”

The above grammatically parses out with the first "was a Republican" referring to MLK Sr, and the last "who was a Republican” referring to MLK Jr

13 posted on 07/26/2008 7:26:39 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: littlehouse36

I once had the privilege of meeting Dr. King Sr. We had an interesting conversation. I’ve known for awhile that some members of the King family were Republicans.


14 posted on 07/26/2008 7:28:17 PM PDT by compound w
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To: Hugin

The article is very clear. MLK, Jr. was a Republican until he voted for JFK (at which time, he led a black exodus out of the Republican party.)


15 posted on 07/26/2008 7:28:23 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable - JFK)
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To: kalee
On second reading I agree. Rather tortured sentence construction though.
16 posted on 07/26/2008 7:31:11 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: alrea
The link is to a PDF, so if that doesn't work try the HTML:
 
http://209.85.215.104/search?q=cache:mpha4gN4AD8J:www.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/000143/Alveda%2520King%2520article.pdf+alveda+king+covenant+with+life&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

17 posted on 07/26/2008 7:32:57 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable - JFK)
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To: littlehouse36
I've always found this article interesting
Was Martin Luther King a Christian?
18 posted on 07/26/2008 7:52:10 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: littlehouse36

King knew Southern Dems - and knew they were the racists... this is not a surprise.


19 posted on 07/26/2008 7:53:01 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Hugin

I agree. It is not too clear who she means unless you sort of disect it. ;)


20 posted on 07/26/2008 8:07:47 PM PDT by kalee
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To: GOPJ
Then WHY did they become DEMS?

Promises of freebies?

21 posted on 07/26/2008 8:09:15 PM PDT by drc43 (NO Drilling for prosperity!!....Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Hugin

“My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or “Daddy King”, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican.”


22 posted on 07/26/2008 8:25:28 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Hugin
I take that to mean it was Sr. who was a Pub.

I take it you have a reading comprehension problem, the second part of the sentence says Jr. was a republican also." was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican.”

Now that means Jr. was also a republican as well as SR.

23 posted on 07/26/2008 8:48:51 PM PDT by calex59
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To: drc43

Yes Freebies. Free speech. Free to vote without intimidation. Free to eat at the local burger joint. Free to attend state universities.


24 posted on 07/26/2008 8:51:28 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: DuncanWaring

I think we should replace New Year’s Day with that.

All New Year’s Day does is get people drunk. Garand saved lives (and ended many, too).


25 posted on 07/26/2008 8:56:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: reflecting
I would never deny them that. I am just really disappointed that they turned on the folks that really freed them.

I have heard it said often that promises of government handouts ... money.. and perceptions of power is why they changed parties..

26 posted on 07/26/2008 9:27:45 PM PDT by drc43 (NO Drilling for prosperity!!....Nancy Pelosi)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

A remember a thread some time ago where you debunked this.


27 posted on 07/26/2008 10:46:43 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: reflecting

All those freebies were the result of the Civil Rights Act—which was introduced by Republicans in 1958, and passed in 1964 by the almost-unanimous Republicans over the opposition of the majority of Democrats in the House and Senate.


28 posted on 07/26/2008 11:29:04 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Impy

I did, but Dr. Alveda King clarified the point that was lacking in articles written in the past few years. Her grandfather, MLK, Sr. was a Republican prior to the 1960 election and was a Dem for the rest of his life. Junior was a bit more ambiguous, but he favored a federal/big government approach to solving the problems of the Black community and clearly had no use for Conservative Republicanism (and excoriated Goldwater, despite Goldie being pro-Civil Rights, though was anti-CRA because he thought it would be disastrous and a ghastly overstepping of bounds from a Constitutional standpoint, which in hindsight, it has been). Alveda King herself served as a Democrat in the GA state legislature before she became a Republican in the past decade.


29 posted on 07/27/2008 1:59:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: littlehouse36

That ought to drive the left crazy! LOL


30 posted on 07/27/2008 9:42:15 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: littlehouse36

thanks for the link.


31 posted on 07/27/2008 12:09:13 PM PDT by alrea
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