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America’s only black senator, a Republican, not invited to MLK event

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington today was missing the country's only black senator.

Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican appointed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint's seat, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics.

Those who spoke at the event ranged from President Obama himself to MSNBC host Al Sharpton.

Many speakers touched on hot-button issues such as gun control, the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin and the Supreme Court's ruling on voting rights to call for a new era of civil-rights activism.

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