In his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took several white Christian and Jewish clergymen to task after they questioned his use of civil disobedience during the civil rights movement.
“The white liberal must see that the Negro needs not only love but also justice. It is not enough to say, “We love Negroes, we have many Negro friends.” They must demand justice for Negroes. Love that does not satisfy justice is no love at all.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.
George Stinney Jr. He was fourteen. Three months after being arrested, he was executed on this day in 1944. They used a bible as a booster seat when they sat him in the electric chair. Seventy years later, he was exonerated for the murder of 2 white girls.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was murdered by white supremacy. That’s it. That’s the tweet.