It has been rightfully remembered and necessarily noted that this month marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s classic anti-war speech, April 4, 1967, a year to the day of his assassination and martyrdom. It was titled “Beyond Vietnam—A Time to Break Silence” and offered reasons of moral conscience and a rightful reading of history for why people of conscience were morally obligated to oppose the Vietnam war and by implication war in general as a way t
By Jitahadi Imara | While most of the writings on Martin Luther King, Jr. focus on the civil rights movement, little effort has been made to place his speeches and worldview in the context the Freedom and struggles in Africa and other Third World countries. King was informed and inspired by the liberation struggles in Africa and other Third World countries. What has emerged from the voluminous materials and books written about Martin Luther King, Jr. is a single, truncated dimension of King and
Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's Statement Against the War in Vietnam: "Beyond Vietnam." Please know that in no way would Dr. King approve of President Barack Obama's targeted assassinations, drone warfare against innocent civilians, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture--all military policies begun by his predecessor, but expanded by him. Listen to Dr. King here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC1Ru2p8OfU
or read the text below and know in your heart
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next year this nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 2013. Many of you will be on your way to DC to honor the legacy of a movement that helped liberate, not only African Americans but all Americans from the chains of legalized segregation. As we approach this significant moment in our history, I challenge you to dig even deeper into your own legacy and reflect upon the importance that this one day--
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