In an exclusive with Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now during the fiftieth anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” MLK lieutentant Diane Nash tells why she refused to march across the bridge with former President George W. Bush —in her mind, he was a man who condoned violence.
Nash, who was in King’s inner circle during some of his most significant campaigns, including Selma, minced no words.
“I refused to march because George Bush marched,” Nash told NewsOne Now’s Roland Martin on Saturday. President Bush was the only other ex president in attendance who took part in the events of the weekend.
“I think the Selma movement was about non-violence and peace and democracy,” she continued. “And George Bush stands for just the opposite. For violence and war and stolen elections.”
“I think that George Bush’s presence is really an insult to me and people who do not believe in non-violence.”
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