The Mountaintop: King’s Final Year

'Communism commands more faith from King than free government, and the murderers and terrorists of the Viet Cong are paraded by him as the apostles of justice and equality. If Negroes hope to continue to make progress they had better get responsible leadership and repudiate the Kings.'

~Chicago Tribune, 1967

Lecture Description

On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther Jr. delivered his most searing critique to date of America’s war in Vietnam. He lived precisely one more year before his assassination in Memphis. This lecture takes audiences through that tumultuous and somewhat mythical final year to lay bare the challenges King faced and leave listeners with an appreciation of his final and enduring message.

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African American Civil Rights

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