Riverside Church & Martin Luther King Jr

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. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. 2.3/5

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50 yrs ago today at Riverside Church, I watched Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. give one of the most powerful speeches agains…
Riverside Church: When you begin your speech to Congress with references to Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy D...
On April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York, the Rev Martin Luther King Jr delivered an explosive speech...
Martin Luther King Jr. at Riverside Church "We, as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values."
"A time comes when silence is betrayal. Men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. For we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness so close around us... We are called upon to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1967, Riverside Church in New York City
Martin Luther King Jr. 46 years ago today at Riverside Church. My 2005 column on via
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.
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. – Martin Luther King Jr., Sermon at New York’s Riverside Church (April 4, 1967)
I try to commenorate this holiday by reading something of his I'd not read before. Tonight's going to be his Riverside Church sermon on the war in Vietnam. I've seen all the salient news clips of it, but I've never read it in its entirety: January 15th Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., born January 15, 1929, was one of the most gifted leaders the country has known. Never was that more evident than on a cold winter night in 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama. King had left his wife and baby at home to attend a meeting at a nearby church. As the meeting wound down, someone rushed in with terrible news: “Your house has been bombed.” King raced home and saw that the bomb had exploded on his front porch. By now the house was full of people. He pushed his way inside and found his family safe. Outside, however, trouble was stirring. An angry crowd was gathering and wanted revenge against whoever had done this. Several people carried guns and broken bottles. They hurled insult . ...
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