Al Sharpton Rally For 47th Anniversary of I Have A Dream Speech
Al Sharpton Rally For 47th Anniversary of I Have A Dream Speech – Al Sharpton is not pleased with the way that Glenn Beck has presented his upcoming rally. The rally will be held at the Lincoln memorial, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, which was also given at the same location. Beck has said that he did not purposely choose the date, but now seems to be capitalizing on the opportunity to present the rally as being related to the civil rights movement.
Thousands of tea party supports were expected to attend the rally on Saturday.
The event is named “Restoring Honor,” and was created to show support for the troops that are overseas and at home. The location and timing of the rally have been brought into question by some civil rights veterans, including Al Sharpton, who may be the world’s most known living civil rights activist.
“They don’t have the right to distort what Dr. King’s dream was about,” Sharpton said in a statement. He also said that they do have the right to rally, but feels that they should move away from the loose connections between the rally and Dr. King’s speech.
It will be interesting to see how the political left reacts to the rally. Beck has been a controversial figure throughout his career, and he had to have known that choosing the day he did would create further headaches for him. Of course, choosing the 47th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech is likely going to be great promotion for his rally, which will benefit Beck in the long run.