Monday, January 16, 2017

Furious at Martin Luther King, President Johnson says why he matters so much

After King publicly opposed the Vietnam War:
President Johnson stopped taking meetings with King. “What is that goddamned nigger preacher doing to me?” Johnson reportedly remarked after the speech. “We gave him the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we gave him the Voting Rights Act of 1965, we gave him the War on Poverty. What more does he want?”
From What the “Santa Clausification” of Martin Luther King Jr. Leaves Out