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  • Frederick Douglass in 1852: "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?"

    01/15/2018 11:17:47 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 62 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too — great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and...
  • The Day Martin Luther Luther King Jr. Prayed at the Billy Graham New York Crusade

    01/15/2018 10:56:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Justin Taylor
    On July 18, 1957, the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama—the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—gave a public prayer at Madison Square Garden as part of the long-running Billy Graham evangelistic campaign. In an earlier interview with historian Grant Wacker, I asked him about the background of this development by Graham to address racial justice through his ministry. He responded: Till then, his racial justice efforts were mostly memorable for starting to de-segregate his crusade audiences in 1953 (possibly 1952). In the context of the early 1950s, insisting that he would not tolerate segregated audiences was...
  • Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims

    01/15/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies. Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s...
  • Alveda King: Outrageous to call Trump 'racist'

    01/15/2018 7:42:47 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-13-18 | Fox News
    Jan. 13, 2018 - 3:18 - Fox News contributor shares her perspective.
  • Why Does the Left Celebrate MLK Jr's Birthday When They Don't Believe in Anything He Said

    01/15/2018 8:42:50 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 19 replies
    King was for integration Today liberals write essays on how they don't want their black children to play with white children, There are slews of colleges and high schools offering seperate graduation ceremonies, school meetings, and dormitories based on race. King was for a society where merit is judged not skin color Leftists today openly disparage colorblindness. Put the words "color blindness is racism" in a search engine and you will see dozens of articles disparaging the idea of treating people according to character, instead of race The left doesn't want colorblindness they want color consciousness and systems that give...
  • Crazy Like A Fox

    01/15/2018 5:14:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-15-18 | MOTUS
    Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Think how proud Dr. King would be to see so many black people in Congress today. Well okay, he might have a problem with some of them who got there solely on the basis of the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. I don’t want to mention any names (Maxine Waters) but I think (Elijah Cummings) you know (Sheila Jackson Lee) who (Keith Ellison) they (Kamela Harris) are (John Conyers-emeritus). Today will come as a disappointment for those who became accustomed to it being presided over by Obama for the...
  • Flashback: Bryant Gumbel Insists MLK's Adultery Should Be Censored: 'Print the Legend'

    01/14/2018 11:24:39 AM PST · by EnglishOnly · 26 replies ^ | August 25, 2013 | Tim Graham
    People magazine reported at the time that Abernathy also recalled Rev. King knocking another woman "across the bed." But Gumbel says "print the legend."
  • In his own words – Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/12/2018 5:33:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    Billy Graham Library ^ | 2015 | Billy Graham
    Civil rights were very much in the forefront in America during the 1960s and early 1970s. As the issue unfolded, I sometimes found myself under fire from both sides, extreme conservatives castigating me for doing too much and extreme liberals blaming me for not doing enough. In reality, both groups tended to stand aloof from our evangelistic Crusades, but those people who actively supported us understood very well our commitment to doing what we could through our evangelism to end the blight of racism. Early on, Dr. King and I spoke about his method of using non-violent demonstrations to bring...
  • VIDEO: Charlton Heston Speaks Out on Civil Rights and Martin Luther King (1963)

    01/12/2018 4:34:38 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963
    Heston talks about picketing restaurants in Oklahoma and how he could no longer pay lip service to: “A cause that is so urgently right in a time that is so urgently now.” Hosted by David Schoenbrun of CBS, it took place on that day of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28th 1963. The roundtable features James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Sidney Poitier. -
  • "Can a Christian be a Communist?" - Sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/12/2018 3:39:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    Martin Luther King Papers Project ^ | September 30, 1962 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    Now, let us begin by answering the question which our sermon topic raises: Can a Christian be a communist? I answer that question with an emphatic “no.” These two philosophies are diametrically opposed. The basic philosophy of Christianity is unalterably opposed to the basic philosophy of communism, and all of the dialectics of the logician cannot make them lie down together. They are contrary philosophies. Now, there are at least three reasons why I feel obligated as a Christian minister to talk to you about communism. The first reason grows out of the fact that communism is having widespread influence...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. - Why He Wanted to Visit the Soviet Union

    01/12/2018 3:21:12 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    MLK Institute ^ | November 13, 1958 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    In the coming period when travel to the Soviet Union is more usual, I believe the American people will expect committed leaders to get information by serious personal inquiry rather than to rely upon secondary sources. Among some of the more specific lines of inquiry I wish to pursue are those which would illuminate the reasons for the continued existence of religious conviction among millions of Soviet citizens, all of whom have been subjected to varying degrees of oppression and discouragement by powerful agencies of propaganda and anti-religious education. This tenacity to spiritual commitment is worthy of careful study for...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther trunc

    01/12/2018 2:49:25 PM PST · by ransomnote · 16 replies ^ | January 12, 2018 | Donald Trump
    Full Title: President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to a vision: that all Americans would live free from injustice and enjoy equal opportunity as children of God. His strong, peaceful, and lifelong crusade against segregation and discrimination brought our Nation closer to the founding ideals set forth in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Today, as we come together to honor Dr. King, we know that America is stronger, more just, and more free because of his life and...
  • Selected screenshots from JFK Assassination records as relates to Martin Luther King

    11/04/2017 1:43:31 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 68 replies
    Dittos Rush ^ | 11/4/17 | JR
    These are selected screenshots posted at my blog as relates to King for President, King's personal conduct and King on protesting. IE, they are edited for context. (If I have violated any secret rules by posting from a blog in the bloggers section, please PM me and let me know which rule I have violated. Blog Pimp is not a sufficient reason. If blogs are not allowed to post, then why do you have a blog catagory and an excerpt option?)
  • Explosive FBI report on Martin Luther King Jr. among documents in JFK files

    11/04/2017 7:04:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | 4 Nov 2017
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI prepared a secret 20-page analysis of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. containing explosive allegations about King's political ties and sexual activity, just a month before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. One section of the document, which was among files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released on Friday, alleges that King was attracted to former member of the Communist Party in America. It notes that two previous aides were party members and eight others, who helped shape King's organization in its early stages, had communist affiliations. It's unclear whether...
  • Martin Luther King: Gays should "see a good psychiatrist" (vanity)

    08/16/2017 6:14:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Back in 1958 a gay male wrote Martin Luther King for advice. In his reply, King said that the gale male's orientation was a "problem", and was "culturally acquired". King then advised the young man to "see a good psychiatrist". (The full exchange is in my post #1.) King's remarks would absolutely horrify today's politically correct crowd. So here's my question: Should all statues of MLK be removed from public areas, or should his remarks be judged within the context of his time?
  • Who is John Lewis, the Rep. Who Calls Trump Illegitimate?

    01/17/2017 7:32:47 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 January 2017 | Steve Byas
    “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.; shown) said of Donald Trump on NBC News this past Sunday. “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”Not surprisingly, Trump struck back in his inimitable style, tweeting, “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk --- no action or results. Sad!”Trump then suggested what...
  • Like John Lewis, shamelessly I glom onto MLK’s legacy

    01/16/2017 4:28:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Real cause of Dr. King – to bring this nation together in a fulfillment of his vision, a great unified America The hackery that is prevalent within the democrat party has become so virulent, it is on the verge of accomplishing its decades-long goal of undermining the foundations of our government. In many ways, the goal has already been reached, particularly when party toadies the likes of John Lewis have built their career on a single act, even if it was one deserving merit.
  • Why Does the Left Want to Celebrate MLKjr.s Birthday When They Are Against The Things He Stood For?

    01/16/2017 8:52:59 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 26 replies
    Martin Luther King Jr was a huge advocate for integration. While the left is now against integration all over college campuses-- advocating segregated rooms, segregated floors, as well segregating entire dorms, fraternities and sororities for black and whites. Some examples Martin Luther King Jr was also an advocate for a color blind society. While the left is anything but, with affirmative action, reparations and all the rest. Many of them even openly write disparagingly of the idea of a color blind society. Some examples
  • When Anniversaries Collide: Dr. Martin Luther King and Emile Zola

    01/16/2017 7:58:07 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 16, 2017 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson This weekend marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929).  It also marks the 119th anniversary of the famous letter, “J’accuse!” It was written by influential French writer, Emile Zola, and published in the French newspaper, L’Aurore, on January 13, 1898. Zola wrote the open letter to Felix Faure, President of France.  “J’accuse” is French for “I accuse”.  Zola accused President Faure of antisemitism in the unfair charging and convicting of French Army staff officer Alfed Dreyfus.  The charge was espionage, which carried a sentence of...

    10/14/2016 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Because Barry Soetoro is no Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King. He is no leader. He is only a Machiavellian operative who believes he is a king “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Kids, there’s so much bull sh|t flying around out there that it could shoot your eye out. And almost all of this evil, ricocheting bull sh|t has been instigated by our President-With-Three-Arab-Names. These are names he personally...