Careful what you say..
While Frederick Douglass’ words were from the heart, it was the Democrat party (of which King is a member while Douglass was a Republican) that wanted to keep blacks enslaved and still do.
King’s use of the word”sham” exhibits some irony:
a thing that is not what it is purported to be.
falsely present something as the truth.
You know, like someone claiming to be black to gain notoriety?