5 Commonly Whitewashed Aspects of Dr. King’s Life and Death

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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Wikimedia Commons)

“We made an indifferent and unconcerned nation rise from lethargy and subpoenaed its conscience to appear before the judgment seat of morality on the whole question of civil rights.” (Dr. King, 1967)

1. King constantly criticized American capitalism.

2. He was vehemently anti-war.

3. He practiced armed self-defense.

4. The FBI monitored and threatened him.

5. King’s family members do not believe James Earl Ray was the assassin.

“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism.” (Dr. King, 1967)

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