Martin Luther King Jr. And The Romneys

Mitt Romney’s roots in civil rights issues run deep. His father marched for civil rights, and communicated with Dr. Martin Luther King. Although George Romney, the former Michigan Governor and HUD Secretary, never met Dr. King, his wife Lenore did on at least one occasion.

1. A telegraph from George Romney to Martin Luther King

(The Martin Luther King Center)

2. Lenore Romney meets Martin Luther King as First Lady of Michigan

(Michigan State University Archives)

3. George Romney participates in a civil rights march

4. George Romney campaigning for Governor

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