Friday, April 5, 2019

Fact of the Day: Alveda King Vs Rosa Parks

While most of Martin Luther King Jr.'s family became liberal Democrats, his niece Alveda King became a conservative Republican. While she tried to incorrectly paint her uncle as a symbol of her political philosophy, she did the same for Rosa Parks when she died in 2005. After her death, Alveda claimed Parks was a champion of the "pro-life" movement. Rosa Parks was pro-choice and supported a woman's right to choose. She strongly supported Plannned Parenthood and even served on its board for quite a number of years.  

15 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Martin Luther King Jr for ever.

Sami said...

I hadn't heard of Alveda King, but she even resembles her uncle.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Do Republicans EVER tell the truth?

Christine said...

Rosa was a smart woman.

Anna-Alina said...

Never heard of any of his family members

bj said...

I do, Debra....

bj said...

I don't know any of his family members, either.

Kirk said...

Rosa was quite the political activist.

Gloria Baker said...

Never heard about her. But I love Martin Luther King!! He was amazing and brave.

Al Penwasser said...

"After her death, she claimed she was a champion of the "pro-life" movement."
I had to read it twice. I first thought it meant Rosa Parks issued a statement after HER death. I thought that would have been quite a trick.
Have pity on me. I haven't had my coffee yet.

Al Penwasser said...

So do I Debra. Broad brush statements can get you into trouble.

Mary Kirkland said...

I didn't know anything about her.

Huggybear said...

Sure "bj" and the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, isn't that a fact. ha ha!
I doubt you'd know the truth if it was staring you in the face!
Colin

Martha said...

Rosa Parks was an amazing woman.

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know about Rosa Parks involvement with the pro-choice movement and her work for Planned Parenthood. Now I have even more to admire about her!