It seems like Martin Luther King Jr is having his day in the “MeToo!”, sun. If liberals find themselves needing candidates for renamed streets, parks and schools, these guys are available. The fact that they are all Republicans shouldn’t matter at all.
Pictured are two United States Senators and seven United States Representatives. They share several common traits. They were all elected during the reconstruction era. They are all black. They are all Republicans.
I tried to find black democrats from that era. There aren’t any.
Here is an educational exercise. Try a search of: “black democrat politicians, reconstruction”. What pops up are images. Who do we see, these guys. All of the above are identified in Wikipedia, the lazy man’s reference.