Remembering Martin Luther King 40 Years Later


On the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his words on the Vietnam War are as true as ever.

“One of the difficulties in speaking out today grows out of the fact that there are those who are seeking to equate dissent with disloyalty. It is a dog-day in our nation when high-level authorities will seek to use every method to silence dissent. Something is happening and people are not going to be silenced. The truth must be told. And I say that those who are seeking to make it appear that anyone who opposes the war in Vietnam is a fool, or a traitor or an enemy of our soldiers is a person who has taken a stand against the best in our tradition.” M.L.K.