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April 4 is the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King in 1968 and also the anniversary of his historic speech at Riverside church in 1967. It was he said a time to break his silence on the Vietnam war--and in the speech he launched a detailed critique of America's role in the world, calling the US the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Time magazine called the speech "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi," and the Washington Post declared that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people." Forty-five years later, some of what he said on that occasion is now inscribed in stone at the newly unveiled King Memorial in Washington. We'll listen to the speech in its entirety tonight on Culture of Protest.
culture of protest thurs 4/5/12 6-7 pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org