Mon, 18 January 2010
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am airing what I believe is Dr. King's most powerful and provacative, though not often heard, speech entitled Beyond Vietnam. The speech was delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York city, and ironically was given one year to the day before Dr. King was assasinated. He was 39 years old. The speech is even more important today as the parallels between Vietnam and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are strikingly similar.