The Washington Post – At the height of the movement nearly 60 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife was contacted by another senator from Massachusetts. It’s a call some historians say played a role in solidifying what is now one of the most loyal bases of the Democratic Party — black voters.
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