August 28th, 2010
01:16 PM ET
12 years ago

National Urban League president criticizes leaders of 'Restoring Honor' rally

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" A man holds a sign at the ‘Restoring the Dream’ rally in Washington on Saturday."](CNN) - Marc Morial, head of the National Urban League, told a civil rights rally on Saturday that "we will not stand silent as some seek to hijack, as some seek to distort and contort, as some seek to bamboozle and confuse the vision of Dr. King's dream."

Morial was speaking at the "Reclaim the Dream" rally, marking the 47th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

He spoke in northwestern Washington as conservatives rallied at conservative talk show host Glenn Beck's "Restore Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial, a few miles away.

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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Lousy Biased Coverage

    Now is the lamestream liberal media going to be honest and label this as nothing more than a political get out the vote rally as it appears it has turned out to be?

    August 28, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Your racism is showing.

    August 28, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Progressive from Georgia

    Beck is a pathetic huckster of hate and lies. He lives in a world where everyone he perceives as a progressive is a Nazi. The truth is Beck is the real Nazi. Beck's theory is to conquer and divide and use lies and propanda to maniuplate masses of people for his evil political purpose.

    August 28, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. southern cousin

    Which dream would that be? The one that involves that people be judged by the content of their character rather than their color? That people have the right to express themeselve in peaceful assembly? Or is Morial just being a bitter, racist thug, lke Sharpton and Jackson.

    August 28, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. sara

    Sick, so sick. Those people know not what Honor is? A "race-baiter" verses a "dreamer", a remarkable man who truly believed and lived what he preached and taught. This is so, so sick.

    August 28, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. mother and sister of soldiers

    and you don't think this represents racism?

    August 28, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Glen Beck and his ilk reclaiming national honor is like having the Klan and the Birchers show up. No wait, they're being bankrolled by the family that created the John Birch society. Good think the FBI broke the back of the KLAN.

    Real Americans will see Beck for what he is, an ignorant drug user. His brain on drugs.

    August 28, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Right Leaning Independent

    I believe the black community is scared to death that they have awoken a huge part of the silent majority that is not going to tolerate their crap anymore!!

    August 28, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  9. jim

    The National Urban League has a political agenda that includes portraying any event honoring Mr King by a group on the right of the political spectrum as not in their best interest.

    August 28, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
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