View Full Version : MLKJ a republican?

09-07-2012, 11:15 PM
i new there was the billboard thing about it, but never knew him to be on any side of politics. i knew there was something about his dad eing republican and his dad and JFK. and MLKJ and LBJ (man that's a lot of initials) worked together in some way.

I found this article, don't know the log or how legit it is, but it seems resonable


09-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Republican Racism didn't really exist as we now know it until Nixon.

09-08-2012, 07:19 PM
Civil rights was the big turning point between the Republicans and Democrats of today versus those of the past. Before Kennedy, the Dems had strong southern support, which often meant a lack of support of civil rights issues. Once the Kennedy-era Democrats started supporting civil rights legislation, a lot of then-Democrats went Republican. Strom Thurmond was one of the big ones to do that in 1964.