Martin Luther King presentation

Martin Luther King presentation - 5 King underscores the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence Background: 1. Delivered in NYC to a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam 2. Delivered on April 4, 1967, one year before assassination 3. Prior to delivery of speech King had been relatively silent regarding Vietnam 4. Initially spoke out against Vietnam in 1965, but was chastised by other Civil Rights leaders as well as the Johnson administration 5. King gave speech following his personal journey, both overseas and to Northern Urban areas, specifically Chicago, which opened King’s eyes to the impact of the Vietnam conflict on African Americans and economically disadvantaged in general. 1. King seeks to address those who challenge the wisdom of mixing the Vietnam issue with the struggle for Civil Rights. 2. Speech marks a turn to the more radical 3. Challenges LBJ directly (see quote) 4. Challenges all Americans to examine their conscience and act
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 5. King underscores the interconnectedness of problems facing the US and the world 6. Points out: a. War impacts poor more than other socio-economic groups b. War efforts draw monies away from poverty programs c. Send poor to fight in disproportionate numbers d. Irony of sending marginalized black men to fight overseas for rights they do not enjoy at home Research Questions: 1. Did King realize the potential consequences of his position against Vietnam? 2. What factors motivated King to speak out against the war in Vietnam and did his action pave the way for other leaders to do the same? 3. What were the lasting effects of King’s movement towards a more radical approach? Additional Sources: 1. The Casualties of War, speech made by MLK 2 months before 2. Thomas Noer, article in Peace & Change, addressed elements of each of my questions....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 07/12/2008 for the course MC 112 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

Page1 / 2

Martin Luther King presentation - 5 King underscores the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online