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  • Opinion: America’s Promise is Possible

    Opinion: America’s Promise is Possible

    By Shirley Franklin, professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
    Published: April 7, 2014

    “Our Civil Rights legacy should be that we ensured equality through policies and laws that outlawed discrimination, period,” says prof, former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin.

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      Robert Morrow said on April 7, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
      ABC News: “Do you believe that Lyndon Johnson was part of the plot to kill your father? Dexter King - on national TV in 1997 with the entire MLK family sitting around him: “Yes, I do.” ABC NEWS: "What's more, Dexter King believes the plot went all the way to the White House." (See Dexter King's remarks as to who it was he believes was behind his father's assassination -- at 1:03:10). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=097u5blYeaE Son of Dr. King Asserts L.B.J. Role in Plot By KEVIN SACK Published: June 20, 1997 Web link: http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/20/us/son-of-dr-king-asserts-lbj-role-in-plot.html Three months ago, Dexter Scott King declared that he and his family believed that James Earl Ray was not guilty of the murder of his father, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tonight, in a televised interview, Mr. King asserted that President Lyndon B. Johnson must have been part of a military and governmental conspiracy to kill Dr. King. ''Based on the evidence that I've been shown, I would think that it would be very difficult for something of that magnitude to occur on his watch and he not be privy to it,'' Mr. King said on the ABC News program ''Turning Point.'' Mr. King, who heads the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, suggested that the Army and Federal intelligence agencies were involved in his father's assassination, in Memphis on April 4, 1968. ''I am told that it was part and parcel Army intelligence, C.I.A., F.B.I.,'' he said in the interview. ''I think we knew it all along.''
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      St brake said on April 7, 2014 at 3:48 p.m.
      What an auspicious moment when President Mr. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act removing all the social barriers and paving the way towards a better and equal society.

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