Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Martin Luther King you don't see on TV

40 years ago today, Martin Luther King gave a speech at the Riverside Church in New York. By a coincidence, it was exactly one year before he was to die. Read the full text. King quotes James Russell Lowell's lines, "Once to every man and nation comes a moment to decide, In the strife of Truth and Falsehood, for the good or evil side;", no less true today than it was 40 years ago.

An article marking Dr. King's death anniversary today, and why his activities from 1965-1968 are so little publicized, first drew my attention to this speech, which is surely one of his most memorable, and least known. The article, by Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon, is entitled: "The Martin Luther King you don't see on TV".

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