Tag Archives: Civil Rights

MLK Jr: Conquering Racism, Militarism, and Economic Exploitation

On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech at New York’s famous Riverside Church.  Giving it the title “Beyond Vietnam—Breaking Silence,” King called for “radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam.”  He had been moving towards this speech for two years, “[M]oved,” he … Continue reading

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MLK Jr – Why I Oppose the War

Below, a song composed of MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’s voice, Dan Guzman’s music, and Richard Guzman’s sampling. The samples come from “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam,”  perhaps King’s most controversial sermon.  Though miles away from “I Have A … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory: Comedy and Social Change

Besides being one of the funniest men in the history of American comedy, DICK GREGORY (1932—) has been a groundbreaking black writer and an activist in Civil Rights, in politics, and in food and health issues.  An activist vegetarian, he dedicated … Continue reading

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