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Martin Luther King Jr supported the boycott of the 1968 Olympics
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Martin Luther King Jr was big on black athletes using their fame, to speak up and speak out against injustice done to blacks. He felt that athletes speaking up would have a great impact in the fight against injsutice.

Martin Luther King Jr supported the boycott of the 1968 Olympics. He praised the athletes that had the courage not to participate in those Olympics. He said that freedom always require a sacrifice.

He praised those athletes for using their fame and platform to fight against injustice done to blacks.




Dr. King praised and supported Muhammad Ali for not going to fight in Vietnam.





Dr. King speaking on the right to protest.



Dr. King encouraged baseball great Jackie Robinson to use his fame as an athlete to speak out against injustice done to blacks. Jackie Robinson became very active in the movement, speaking out against the mistreatment of blacks. When Dr. King and some of the protestors got arrested, Robin helped to raise money to get them out of jail. He also participated in many marches and protest.

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Muhammad Ali was very vocal in speaking out against the mistreatment of blacks. King and Ali developed a close friendship.

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Malcolm X said that he supported black people protesting at the world fair. This is a direct statement from Malcolm X below.

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When asked should black people protest at the world fair, and when asked about black people plan to block the highway leading to the fair, this is the answer that Malcolm X gave the media interviewing him.

Malcolm X-----I'm not against anything that anyone does to bring the spotlight of the world upon the human rights violations of the 22 million Afro Americans .I can think of nothing that would bring the spotlight of the world or the attention of the world upon the human rights violations of the 22 million Afro Americans more so than tying up traffic that will make it impossible for the fair to open up.

Here is part of that interview where Malcolm X said that he supported black people protesting and tying up traffic at the world fair.

Malcolm start speaking about his support for the world fair protest, at the 1:00 minute mark on this tape.

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Nat Turner
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He would be proud of what Colin Kaepernick is doing.
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nevergiveup
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He sure would be supporting Colin Kaepernick.
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Doctor Magnus Warlock
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This is a great thread.

I actually never knew King & Ali worked together.

Thanks for the enlightenment.
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DeShawn

This is why I love coming to this website, because you learn stuff. Thanks for this valuable information.
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Shirley Brown

Thanks for this information.
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Hood Boy
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Martin Luther King Jr keeping it real with them.
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Marcus
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Dr King would love what Colin Kapernick is doing.
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New York
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Good information.
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Mitch

We don't have any black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr today.
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