Why conservatives call MLK their hero

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CNN) – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was called a communist, an outside agitator, and a drum major for righteousness.But now a growing number of people are calling King something else:

A conservative icon.As the nation celebrates King’s national holiday Monday, a new battle has erupted over his legacy.

Some conservatives are saying it’s time for them to reclaim the legacy of King, whose message of self-help, patriotism and a colorblind America, they say, was “fundamentally conservative.”

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/19/us/mlk-conservative/index.html?c=weekend-homepage-t

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