Obama & Clinton Clash Over Civil Rights
Hillary Clinton has been criticized by black leaders for saying that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream of equality came true when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1965.
On Sunday, Hillary said that supporters of Obama had misrepresented this as a racial slur on King. Hillary’s Democratic rival, Barack Obama had denied accusing her of racism. The black vote will be crucial to the Democratic primaries on January 26 in South Carolina.
South Carolina will be the first southern state to vote in the primary season. Both Obama and Edwards are leading the race to be the Democratic candidate for the US Presidential elections in November.
They focus on building momentum before “Super Tuesday” which is February 5.
This is the latest in clashes between both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
“Dr King didn’t just give speeches. He marched. He organised,” Hillary Clinton said.
She added: “And he campaigned for political leaders including Lyndon Johnson because he wanted someone in the White House who would act on what he had devoted his life to achieving.”
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