A Prophecy Reclaimed: King's Voice Returns to Riverside

Showings

The Riverside Church - Nave Sun, Apr 5 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description

On April 4, 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the unprecedented Beyond Vietnam speech at The Riverside Church, calling out America’s war on Vietnam and arguing for profound moral change at home. He was assassinated exactly one year later. At the time of the speech, Dr. King was widely criticized but his claim that "a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death" proved prophetic in a modern-day America still struggling with racism, inequality, and never-ending war.

Dr. King’s powerful words return to Riverside’s Nave through a newly-discovered pristine recording previously unknown to historians. Leading intellectuals of our time will offer their thoughts on Beyond Vietnam’s meaning to us today:

Dr. Clayborne Carson

Prof. Susannah Heschel

Dr. Cornel West

Doors open at 2:00 p.m.


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