Essential Quotes

I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Time To Break Silence

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
By Rev. Martin Luther King
April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City.

By 1967, King had become the country's most prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, and a staunch critic of overall U.S. foreign policy, which he deemed militaristic. In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was murdered -- King called the United States "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."

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