Alternative History
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President King is an alternate history scenario that asks the question, "What if Martin Luther King, Jr. Became President of the United States of America?"

Timeline[]

1968

January-

President Lyndon Johnson decides not to continue in the Presidential race because of a poor showing in the primaries. Hubert Humphrey immediately enters the primaries.

February-

In a bold (and some say politically suicidal) move, Humphrey asks for and adds Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King as his running mate.

August-

At the DNC, Humphrey and King are nominated as the candidates for the election. The RNC nominates Nixon and Agnew as in OTL.

November- Humphrey/King win in a landslide election against the Nixon/Agnew ticket.

January- Hubert Humphrey and Martin Luther King, Jr. are both inaugurated as President & Vice President of the United States of America.

March- 34th U.S. President & Five-Star General Dwight D. Eisenhower dies on the 28th March in Washington D.C.

April- President Humphrey announces that a slow but gradual removal of troops from Vietnam. He claims that 60% of the current troops will be brought back home by 1974

November- After a airplane crashes into the Oval Office and destroying 10% of the White House, President Humphrey resigns and successfully becomes Governor of Minnesota. MLK becomes the 38th president of the USA.

Developer Resources[]

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MLK's Political Allies/Supportive contacts (a list)[]

  • Hubert Humphrey (Democrat, Supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Received a brief letter from MLK congratulating him for this support)

Senators, Governors, Representatives, etc that supported civil rights at this time.[]

  • George W. Romney (Republican, Civil Rights Activist, Mormon, 43rd Governor of Michigan, ran against Nixon in the Republican Primary of 1968 but withdrew when question regarding if he was a native born citizen of the United States emerged as he was born to American parents who lived in a Mormon colony in Mexico)
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