On April 4, 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” which confronted the deeply rooted racism, militarism, and materialism of the United States and described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.
University of Texas professor James K. Galbraith and Peniel E. Joseph will discuss the speech and its contemporary resonance. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. More information about the event and resources about King’s speech online.
Location: University of Texas, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 3, (SRH 3.122), 2315 Red River Street, Austin