Monday, January 16, 2006

Martin Luther King Jr., Anti-War Activist

Now that we've all heard a thousand excerpts from Rev. King's 'I Have A Dream' speech, let's remind ourselves of the rest of his legacy:

"Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours."


Blogger r. streitmatter-tran said...

Thank you for the reminder. His anti-war advocacy is every bit as eloquent and powerful. I did an art installation using a loop from MLK's speech citing his opposition to the ongoing conflict in Vietnam.


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