One person who knows Dr. King's position on Israel full well is avowed anti-Zionist, and former Black Panther Party member, Angela Davis
. There is no disputing Ms. Davis' long and storied anti-racism career. (Few people in the world have had protest songs written in their honor by the Rolling Stones and the Beatles ). Sadly, there is also no denying Ms. Davis' anti-Zionist rhetoric and anti-Israel libel; the type of language Dr. King strongly denounced. So, having Angela Davis
provide the keynote address at an event that purports to honor Martin Luther King is a bitter irony, and completely misguided. Such is the case with events at University of North Carolina
of Chapel Hill on Monday, January 19, and University of California Santa Cruz on Wednesday, January 28. The title of these events is, "Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine".