50 Years Ago, MLK Delivers A Speech With Dark Vision Of The World

April 4, 2017

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered one of his most politically charged speeches from Harlem’s Riverside Church. In “Beyond Vietnam,” he not only condemns the Vietnam War, but also compares American tactics to those of Nazis. His speech paints a dark vision of the world, a contrast to the optimistic speech he had delivered 4 years earlier, “I Have a Dream.”

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