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Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence

Martin Luther King: Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence (delivered 4 April 1967 at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam at Riverside Church in New York City)On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered this famous speech "Beyond Vietnam" explaining his reasons for opposing the Vietnam War. Now, exactly 40 years later, this speech remains tragically relevant. Click here to read this remarkable and powerful speech, written about Vietnam, but easily applicable to today's quagmire in Iraq.