MLK Lieutenant Refuses To March In Selma Because Of George W. Bush’s Presence

A civil rights leader refused to march across the historic bridge in Selma during the 50th anniversary celebration Saturday because former President George W. Bush was also marching. Diane Nash, described as a lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr., said she did not wish to march across the bridge in Alabama because she said Bush represented violence — something she claimed was at odds with the Selma legacy. Nash became a close associate of King’s and is credited as one of the architects of the Selma voting rights marches. She is also considered one of the only women to have been included in King’s inner circle, according to one local news report. “I refused to march because George Bush marched,” Nash told News One Now’s Roland Martin on Saturday. Bush and wife Laura were in attendance at the event where President Obama also offered a stirring speech. Nash said she made the decision not to march across the Edmund Pettus bridge “when it was apparent that [Bush] was going to be part of it.”

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