Yes, he was a registered Republican who led most of his battles against Democrat politicians in the South - governors, mayors, and sheriffs, Democrats all, who tried to stop blacks from enjoying the full benefits of their citizenship in the United States. Democrats were the party of racism and segregation in those days...and still are today if you look at how their policies have destroyed the black family and minority neighborhoods. It's not Republicans trying to keep black families dependent on the government.H/T Via Politics et al
(Below) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s meeting with Vice President Richard Nixon in 1957. They met on Capitol Hill for a discussion of ways to overcome Democrat opposition to the Republican civil rights agenda.
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