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Former Head Of NAACP Links OWS To MLK.


A prominent coalition of African American pastors have teamed up with leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement to launch a new series of actions that they consider part of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfinished legacy.

“If Dr. King were alive today, he would be part of Occupy Wall Street,” said the Rev. Ben Chavis, the former head of the NAACP, said during a news conference at the National Press Club in Northwest Washington.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, a nationally known televangelist and pastor of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church, said pastors are starting the Occupy the Dream movement, with events starting in January.

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