Each year at this time in honor of the celebration of the Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, I air a re-broadcast of Dr. King's speech entitled "Beyond Vietnam" on my show, Revolutionary Spirituality. Though most of the focus on King at this time of the year is on his "I have a Dream" speech, I feel that this is King's most powerful and provocative speech, yet it is seldom heard.
The speech was delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City, and ironically was given one year to the day before King was assassinated. He was 39 years old. The speech is even more important today as the parallels between the war in Vietnam and our current "War on Terror" are strikingly similar.
Listen to the broadcast live on Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. on KYRS radio, online or at 88.1 FM or 92.3 FM.