On April 4th, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of his most controversial speeches, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence."
Delivered at Riverside Church in NYC almost fifty-one years ago, this speech was a fiery, antiwar piece that led to
King's condemnation by many, including civil rights leaders, 168 major newspapers, and then-President Lyndon Johnson. The speech has been described as his most controversial one, yet one of his lesser known pieces.
In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, the Sanford Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, in conjunction with the People's Policy Alliance, will be hosting a listening party of King's iconic speech, followed by some structured small group discussion. Refreshments provided.