Martin Luther King Jr.

The Dogs of War

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 21:17
50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's monumental speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church: Vietnam, A Time to Break the Silence
50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's monumental speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church: Vietnam, A Time to Break the Silence (Photo John C. Goodwin)

 

Dear Friends,

Today - 4 April - is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's monumental speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church: Vietnam, A Time to Break the Silence.

When I first encountered this speech years ago I was struck by Dr. King's compassionate anger and his great honesty. This was a speech that channeled Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth (1961), and of course the Third World upsurge which Dr.