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Only Black Senator, A Republican, Left Out Of 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights March

August 28, 2013 by  

There was a noticeable absence Wednesday from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Tim Scott, the Nation’s only black Senator.

Speakers at the event included Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), Martin Luther King III, MSNBC host Al Sharpton, along with Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and others.

Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to fill retired Senator Jim DeMint’s seat, said in an email that he was not invited to the event.

Meanwhile, Melanie Campbell, the president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, gave a speech at the event which compared America’s Supreme Court Justices to members of the Ku Klux Klan.

“Today there are no white sheets,” she said. “But there are judges in black robes in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, opening the floodgates in many states to pass more voter ID laws… with the goal of ensuring we never see a black man elected to the president, or woman, of the United states of America.”

Federal workers in the Washington D.C. area were reportedly given a “liberal leave” day to participate in the March commemoration.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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