Well, believe it or not, Joe Biden finally did something right. Today he will award civil rights champion Fred Gray, who is all of 90 years young, the President’s Medal of Freedom.
Our good friend and supply-side compatriot Wendell Gunn has a must-read article in the WSJ today about Gray. He was the lawyer who represented Rosa Parks in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and was a legal adviser to Martin Luther King. He was instrumental in the desegregation of the Alabama schools in the 1960s and defeated George Wallace in court.
This was a time when civil rights was about the American ideal of achieving a color-blind society.