Glenn Beck 8/28 rally: How can conservatives help the cause of civil rights?(Read article summary)
Glenn Beck is hosting a 'Restoring Honor' rally in Washington this weekend.
Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck is hosting a major "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington this weekend. Described as a non-political event, the gathering will feature a wide range of speakers, from Sarah Palin to Dr. Alveda King.
One of the intentions of the gathering – held on the same site and date that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" in 1963 – is to "reclaim the civil rights movement." As Mr. Beck put it: "This is going to be a moment that you'll never be able to paint people as haters, racists, none of it. This is a moment, quite honestly, that I think we reclaim the civil rights movement. It has been so distorted and so turned upside down. It is an abomination."
Critics contend that Beck and others are trying to "coopt" Dr. King's legacy.
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