Of course not. MKJ was not a teenager, and it was the mid 60s, and he was a public leader.<quoted text>
Niece: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Not Wear A Hoodie
Niece of the slain civil rights leader says we need to stop dividing
ourselves by race.
July 17, 2013
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., rejected the now-viral image showing the
late civil rights leader wearing a hoodie just like the one Travyon Martin wore the night of his
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would
very likely not wear a hoodie, she
said.I can assure you he would not
wear sagging pants.
Dr. King made this statement on the
Andrea Tantaros Radio Show on
Tuesday after being asked what she
thought of the image entitled MLK
Hoodie April 4th, 1968 .
I can almost promise you Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. would not
wear a hoodie, she further
emphasized later in the interview.
Dr. King also said that people need
to think with grace rather than
emotions in reference to the image
and the overall backlash to the
George Zimmerman verdict.
There was a reasonable doubt in
that case, she said.So the case
went the ways of the laws of this
land, but now we need to go further
and look at the human heart.
Heck, I wasnt even allowed to wear sneakers or jeans to public school until almost junior high, and that was in the 70s.
Are all teenagers with the low hanging pants thugs?