Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dr. King's speech against the Vietnam War

I believe this speech played a part in the minds of those who already hated Dr. King that he must be killed.   This speech was given on April 4, 1967, exactly a year later Dr. King was assassinated.  This speech is seldom included in books that study Dr. King's life.  We are usually given a version of Dr. King that concentrates on the civil rights movement in the 1960's.  That Dr. King came out against the Vietnam War and that he saw a link between civil rights and the war was strongly criticized at the time. 

Beyond Vietnam speech

Hear the speech here - Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence

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