This MLK weekend the Bernie Sanders Campaign team stopped by the Palmetto State to encourage all those on the team.
While in the Holy City the team all shared their Bernie story and why he’s the candidate for them. Journalist and human rights activist Shaun King shared perspective on the legacy of Dr. King contrasting the mythical Martin we all loved and revered, with the actual Dr. King who was maligned, followed, surveilled, and largely hated and ultimately killed for daring the country to rethink all of its policies. This intensified when his message shifted from Civil Rights to economic empowerment for Blacks, Mexicans, and the poor whites of Appalachia, he became an even greater threat to the status quo and the military-industrial complex as a whole. People who fight for freedom are never popular during the struggle. Bernie Sanders participated in one of the very first sit-ins at the University of Chicago protesting the mistreatment of black students at the university as well as throughout Chicago forcing police to carry him away. His record of resistance is long but not well-known as Shaun reveals in his Bernie story.