The label "civil rights leader" was being used against MLK Jr.
Three reasons King disliked being labeled "civil rights leader:"
(1) He was a religious leader, a preacher (not a secular politician).
(2) He advanced "economic rights" ("civil rights" do not include "economic rights").
(3) He opposed war in Vietnam (not a civil rights issue).
civil rights, economic rights, human rights
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Walker, Theodore, "Three reasons Martin Luther King Jr. disliked being labeled "civil rights leader"" (2019). Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events. 18.
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