Martin luther king april 4, 1967 riverside church, new york city. An analysis of martin luther king jrs beyond vietnam. In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the civil rights movement and helped change society. The day by day reports of villages destroyed and people left. Read a rhetorical analysis of martin luther king jrs beyond vietnam. Martin luther king at the march on vyashington i am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Martin luther kings call to conscience beyond vietnam. He is best known for helping achieve civil equality for african americans, but these speechesselected because they were each presented at a turning point in the. In particular, for global civil society to unite around his evermore relevant demand for an end to the interconnected. Mlk global calls for a renewed internationalising of dr.
I come to this platform tonight to make a passionate plea to my beloved nation. I have a dream that one day this 11ation will rise up, live out the hue meaning of its creed. Declaration of independence from the war in vietnam. Answering press questions after addressing a howard university audience on 2 march 1965, king asserted that the war in vietnam was accomplishing nothing and called for a negotiated settlement schuette, king preaches on nonviolence. In his speech on the meaninglessness of the vietnam war and to persuade the audience to listen to its own conscience rather than to conform to the idea of war in the name of patriotism, king jr draws from the realms of economy, society, polity as well as religion. It was an 1 when martin luther king came out against vietnam, david j. The casualties of war in vietnam investigating us history. On april 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, dr. This lesson asks students to investigate martin luther kings decision to speak out. This speech is not addressed to hanoi or to the national liberation front. Mlk global marks 50 years since reverend dr martin luther king jr.
In this speech, he opposes violence and militarism, particularly the war in vietnam. Statement on vietnam, martin luther king, august, 1965. Nor is it an attempt to overlook the ambiguity of the total situation and the need for a collective solution to the tragedy of vietnam. Beyond vietnam, a time to break silence martin luther king.1187 1275 1429 480 806 201 450 506 1257 1214 394 574 872 678 434 111 17 276 1504 931 1462 876 515 1662 463 741 923 560 953 390 598 276 1479 1668 1428 25 914 1227 1025 4 863 1414 1113 1352 1012 952