The Republican Party – From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks.
Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
After decades of Democrats trying to lure blacks away from the Republican Party with handouts, the major switch occurred in the 1960s. At that time, blacks were wrongly convinced that John F. Kennedy got Dr. King out of jail. In reality, Kennedy merely made a call to King’s wife, Coretta. The King family friend and Kennedy civil rights advisor, Harris Wofford, orchestrated King’s release from jail. This revelation is in Wofford’s book “Of Kennedys and Kings” on pages 14-23.
Kennedy was at first upset about King’s release from jail because he thought it would make him lose the Southern vote. He later claimed credit after being told he could benefit politically. Nixon, a Republican, knew he would be ignored if he made a call to the jail in a state controlled by Democrats.
Also, while Wilson was president and Congress was controlled by the Democrats, more discriminatory bills were introduced in Congress than ever before in our nation’s history.
The bill first came up for a vote in 1979, but the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives refused to pass the legislation.
The first national celebration of the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took place on January 20, 1986 and is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January.The Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission with the mission of overseeing the observance of the MLK holiday was created in the bill signed by Reagan.
The Republican Party Promotes Black Prosperity
National Center for Policy Analysis
Since the War on Poverty began under President Lyndon Johnson, welfare spending has exploded to sixteen times its original size. In a new report from the Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield tackle the welfare system, explaining how spending has skyrocketed since the 1960s.
Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism
Liberals sell innocence from America’s past. If bigotry is pronounced dead, the racket is over.