Riverside Church & Beyond Vietnam
The Riverside Church in the City of New York is an interdenominational American Baptist and United Church of Christ church in New York City, famous for its elaborate Neo-Gothic architecture and its history of social justice. Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence is an anti-Vietnam War speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. /5
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In the spirit of Dr Martin Luther Kings speech 50 years ago at Riverside Church called "Beyond Vietnam" where he...
The text of "Beyond Vietnam," which MLK, Jr. delivered at Riverside Church in NYC on April 4, 1967, is here:
1967 Jr. delivers ‘Beyond speech to 3,000 people at Riverside Church, He's assassinated 4th April '68
"Beyond Vietnam" Address delivered to the Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam, at Riverside Church 4 April 1967 New York City Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be here tonight, and how very delighted I am to see you expressing your concern about the issues that will be discussed tonight by turning out in such large numbers. I also want to say that I consider it a great honor to share this program with Dr. Bennett, Dr. Commager, and Rabbi Heschel, some of the distinguished leaders and personalities of our nation. And of course it's always good to come back to Riverside Church. Over the last eight years, I have had the privilege of preaching here almost every year in that period, and it is always a rich and rewarding experience to come to this great church and this great pulpit. I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement wit . ...
Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 “As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they ask — and rightly so — what about Vietnam? They ask if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. – Rev. Martin Luther King, Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence,” Riverside Church, April 4, 1967. April 4th is an anniversary that I suspect many people in the U.S., including those in government, would prefer that p ...
This day, 1967, one year before his death, Dr. King's Riverside Church speech "Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break the Silence". He was right.
And it is on this day, April 4, 1967, that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "Beyond Vietnam" speech at Riverside Church.
Indeed, even as his popularity declined, King spoke out strongly against American involvement in the Vietnam War, making his position public in an address, “Beyond Vietnam,” on 4 April 1967 at New York’s Riverside Church. King’s involvement in the anti-war movement reduced his ability to influence national racial policies and made him a target of further FBI investigations. Nevertheless, he became ever more insistent that his version of Gandhian nonviolence and social gospel Christianity was the most appropriate response to the problems of black Americans.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr., first delivered "Beyond Vietnam" at the Riverside Church of New York on April 4, 1967. A year later to the day, he was assassinated in Memphis. In…
People gathered in Austin to hear a reading of Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam". On April 4th, 1967, at the Riverside Church in New York City,Dr. King delivered his most direct critique of U.S. militarism. Please join us as we read excerpts from the speech he delivered exactly one year before.
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