COLUMBIA, S.C.— Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day courting African-American voters in South Carolina, laying the groundwork for next month’s consequential primary in the tightening Democratic presidential campaign. (Martin O’Malley was also there).
Hillary Clinton celebrated that she no longer had to look at the confederate flag flying over the Capitol grounds. Bernie Sanders gestured widely toward the statue of George Washington.
What a difference from MLK Day in Columbia, S.C. 2011!The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC then had an interesting twist. The event was held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. In 2011, the NAACP constructed a “box” to hide the Father of Our Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his image.
George Washington shielded from view.
Is history fully askew?
What would MLK say:
Put this father away?
Let’s give him his honor anew.