Alabama Refuses Display for Martin Luther King, But Accepts Ten Commandments Monument

Alabama Refuses Display for Martin Luther King, But Accepts Ten Commandments Monument

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Alabama state representative Alvin Holmes is prevented from erecting a 3-foot by 4-foot display honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech in the Alabama Supreme Court rotunda.

Earlier this month, Chief Justice Roy Moore snuck a 5,280 pound Ten Commandments monument into the rotunda in the middle of the night, without telling anyone or getting anyone's permission. The refusal to allow any other displays indicates that the Alabama Supreme Court is giving preference to particular religious and political views.

D'Linell Finley, a political science professor at the University of Alabama, points out:

"If you put up one monument representing one political view, you do open up the claim that other groups should have the right to bring in monuments too."

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Alvin Holmes Speaking at the MLK Ceremony in Montgomery

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