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‘Martin Luther King was a Republican’: The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties | Mail Online

29 Oct

'Disrespectful': Billboards claiming civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr was a Republican have appeared in the black neighbourhoods of Dallas, Houston and Austin

Martin Luther King was a Republican’: The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties

Billboards claiming iconic civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr was a Republican last week appeared in the black neighbourhoods of three Texas cities, angering local residents.

The advertising hoardings erected in Dallas, Houston and Austin by a conservative organisation to encourage African-Americans to ‘Vote Republican!’ have been branded ‘disrespectful’ by one Dallas resident.

The Democrats traditionally attract a far higher proportion of black voters than the Republican party.

Read more:  ‘Martin Luther King was a Republican’: The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties | Mail Online.

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