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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, Politics Mix on Holiday

posted on January 23, 2020

The Associated Press’s Jeff Amy reports that celebrations in Atlanta for the recent Martin Luther King Jr. holiday seemed split by party lines, as Republican and Democratic politicians gathered at King’s former church Ebenezer Baptist. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler focused on “King’s legacy of service and political empowerment” while the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a possible opponent of Loeffler’s in the next Senate election, called on King’s memory to urge “more radical action.” Despite his low African American support, Trump put his own spin on the holiday with a celebratory tweet highlighting low rates of African American unemployment.

Read at The Associated Press