Riverside Church & Martin Luther King

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. 5.0/5

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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...
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Riverside Church, New York City, on April 4, 1967
In this sermon, delivered in April 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City, Martin Luther King, Jr. lays out his argument against American involvement in t...
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 in history - March 4, 1967 & 1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech at Riverside Church in 1967 - "I...
historic Riverside Church where Martin Luther King delivered his “Beyond Vietnam” speech was packed with hundreds of people who came to listen to a panel about mass incarceration on September 14, 2012. It was the second annual gathering at the church where the theme of the night was ending mass incarceration and closing Attica Prison.
A preschool even Annemarie would approve? Located in a church w/ a long history of social activism, complete w/a Martin Luther King, Jr. wing and flocks of resident peacocks, class rooms at the top of a soaring tower, w/a 360 degree view of the river and the city, and a Mission Statement after my own heart: "The Riverside Church Weekday School has a rich, eighty-year history of educating children to change the world. Established in 1930, Weekday is a non-denominational, early childhood school serving children ages 2 to 5 in a joy-filled, nurturing setting committed to addressing the unique needs of young children. Our school’s mission, inspired by the spirit of the Riverside Church mission, is to nurture an awareness of diversity, mutual respect, compassion, empathy and community. We educate children to change the world. We draw upon a variety of proven approaches to foster community, individuality and creativity. Supported by a collaborative and enthusiastic community of peers, parents and teachers, ou ...
A quote from the activist Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., whom I heard speak at Northfield when Rev. Martin Luther King was still alive: "“The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the University of Minnesota in 1967 against the Vietnam War, a part of his legacy the Pentagon would like to edit out.
His vital April 4, 1967 speech is a direct repudiation of the sophistry now used to defend US violence and aggression. he civil right achievements of Martin Luther King are quite justly the...
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…
Dr. Cornel West speaks at the Riverside Church in NYC, Sunday January 22, 2012 (the same church that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his Beyond Vietnam speec...
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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