MLK: “Beyond Vietnam” Speech

IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 11 Apr 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr – TRANSCEND Media Service

April 4, 1967 – One year before his death, Dr. King gave a speech criticizing the involvement of the U.S. in Vietnam. Great consequences would follow. His criticism made him very unpopular towards the end of his life. Read the full text of the speech HERE.

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for Civil Rights and Social Justice. King adhered to Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. In 1955 he began his struggle to persuade the US Government to declare the policy of racial discrimination in the southern states unlawful. The racists responded with violence to the black people’s nonviolent initiatives. (The Norwegian Nobel Institute)

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