Republican Party Named by Horace Greeley in 1854 Included All Opposed to Slavery Followed by King a Century Later


Abolitionist Horace Greeley in 1854 wanted a simple uniting banner under which all opposed to slavery could organize, the name Republican party (uniting anti-slavery Whigs and Independent Democrats) selected, Abraham Lincoln elected a Republican, and Martin Luther King Jr. a century later a Republican, now president Trump bringing more opportunity to black (and all) Americans.