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Audio: Martin Luther King Jr. on Vietnam 1967 -68

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1) Beyond Vietnam: Martin Luther King Jr: “Tonight, however, I wish not to speak with Hanoi and the NLF, but rather to my fellow Americans who, with me, bear the greatest responsibility in ending a conflict that has exacted a heavy price on both continents… Listen>>

2) Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam:

“And you may not know it, my friends, but it is estimated that we spend $500,000 to kill each enemy soldier, while we spend only fifty-three dollars for each person classified as poor, and much of that fifty-three dollars goes for salaries to people that are not poor. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor, and attack it as such….Listen>>

3) Martin Luther King at Santa Rita: King’s speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min)…Listen>>

4) MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARTS CONCERNED WITH VIETNAM : BENEFIT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING. James Baldwin comments before Dr. King’s final speech in Los Angeles, followed by the speech itself. Recorded in a Beverly Hills, California home, 16 Mar. 1968. – CONTENT: pt.1. James Baldwin’s comments (6 min.) — pt.2. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech (31 min.). – RECORDED: from the audience, 16 Mar. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFK, 4 Apr. 1968… Listen>>

Audio: The Highlander School

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Highlander has provided training and education for the labor movement in Appalachia and throughout the Southern United States. During the 1950s, it played a critical role in the American Civil Rights Movement. It trained civil rights leader Rosa Parks prior to her historic role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as providing training for many other movement activists including Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel, Bernard Lafayette, Ralph Abernathy and John Lewis in the mid- and-late 1950s. Listen to an NPR story about the school…

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