Partisan Identification

Left, Right Try to Repurpose MLK For Their Own Ends

50th anniversary of the March on Washington


What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of gays, drones and Republicans?

It's anyone's guess, of course.

But that isn't stopping groups spanning the ideological spectrum and representing an array of interests from seizing on the 50th anniversary of his march on Washington to champion their individual causes — no matter how tenuous the nexus to King's legacy of battling racial injustice might seem.