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Glad that King's public broaching of the issue of the Vietnam War was given some headlines today..

"On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr., after deliberating whether to address the Vietnam War, gave a speech at Riverside Church titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence."

"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice," he said. "Now, it should be incandescently clear that no one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war. If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read Vietnam."

I hope that many celeb attendees did their best to be respectful but also to tie MLK's thoughts to the US' current war policies.


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