As the nation pauses to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the debate rages on as to where Dr. King would find himself along the political spectrum if he were alive today.  Many suggest Dr. King would be mostly liberal given where other civil rights leaders currently stand.  But others like Stacy Swimp say King’s writings, speeches and actions tell a very different story.  Swimp is president of the Frederick Douglass Society and is a spokesman for the Project 21 Black Leadership Council.  Swimp explains what he sees as King’s greatest legacy and why King would be far more conservative today than other black leaders.  Swimp also rebuts assertions from former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones that Dr. King would have been a strong supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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