In Dedication to Martin Luther King Jr.
Last Monday(January 21, 2013) we celebrated Martin Luther King’s Birthday. A recent recognized federal holiday, is one that should remind us all to always strive for peace. Not just on Martin Luther King Day but everyday of the our lives. Too often conversations surrounding Martin Luther King Jr, only focus on the Civil Rights Movement. On the contrary, it must be emphasized that Martin Luther King Jr was a peace activist, who not only fought for the rights of African Americans but he also fought for Women’s Rights, the poor, he was an avid supporter of worker rights and had a strong anti-war stance. I wanted to share some speeches that highlight some of the important issues that Martin Luther King Jr, fought against.
Martin Luther King’s speech,”I Have Been to the Mountaintop.”
This is a speech by Martin Luther King, delivered on April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple(Church of God in Christ Headquarters) Memphis, Tennessee. He gave this speech in front of sanitation workers, in support for their fight for Worker Rights.
Martin Luther King’s speech,”Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam.”
“Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam,” was delivered on April 30, 1967 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church
Martin Luther King’s thoughts on poverty
Martin Luther King’s speech, “Where do we go from here?”