The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) launched a new phase of its nation-wide educational campaign by putting up the group’s first “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican” billboard in Orangeburg, South Carolina, just off of exit 145 of I-26 that has a daily traffic count of 60,000.
“The billboard is located at a busy intersection where DOT signs direct traffic to Columbia and Charleston,” said NBRA Chairman Frances Rice, “and it is attracting a lot of attention. We welcome the opportunity to explain why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican.”
“Of interest is the fact that Orangeburg is the hometown of black Democrat Jim Clyburn who is the majority whip for the US House of Representatives,” Chairman Rice noted. “We hope he appreciates our informing his black constituents about their civil rights history.”