Allen West “On the day of MLK’s assassination 45 years ago, I was 7 years old and remember all the women screaming”

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by Allen West via Facebook

On the day of MLK’s assassination 45 years ago, I was 7 years old and remember all the women screaming and crying on our street. I grew up in the shadow of his final resting place on Auburn Ave since my elementary school, Our Lady of Lourdes, was right across the street. I would gaze upon MLK Jr.’s tomb each day as I walked to the YMCA & to my mom’s workplace. If Dr. King were alive today, he would be appalled at the unemployment, lack of quality education, and level of black-on- black crime affecting our black community. Chances are he would not recognize Auburn Ave either. We must reengage and fight harder to restore his dream.

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4 responses to “Allen West “On the day of MLK’s assassination 45 years ago, I was 7 years old and remember all the women screaming”

  1. Where are the new young Martin Luther King’s? Will see and hear one or two of them within this or the next generation of our children?
    Martin was the role model for all that should be good about us as a people.

  2. When were Republicans and Democrats best at representing We The People? It was when the Voting Rights Act hit the floor in 1965, the vote results mirrored those of the Civil Rights Act. In the House, the measure passed by a 333-85 margin, with 78 percent of Democrats backing it (221 yeas and 61 nays) and 82 percent of Republicans backing it (112 yeas to 24 nays).
    In the Senate, the measure passed by a 77-19 vote, with 73 percent of Democrats and 94 percent of Republicans supporting the bill.

  3. Remember to tell your children the truth about the history of the U.S. Civil Rights struggle and not the Harry Reid version. During the civil rights era of the 1960’s, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought to stop Democrats from denying civil rights to blacks. It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican as has been affirmed by one of his nieces. Dr. King fought against Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor in Birmingham who let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
    So please remember when you watch and listen to CSPAN a black democrat state the opposite it is because all too many people believe them.

  4. I admire your courage to get out the truth about what is really going on in this country. It is sad how some people try to keep others down to justify their own gain.