Celebrity lineup to read King’s anti-war speech on assassination anniversary

(RNS) — A coalition of religious, civil rights and peace organizations is marking the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a remembrance of his speech against the Vietnam War, given exactly a year before his death.

The groups said the speech — “Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence” — delivered on April 4, 1967, at New York’s Riverside Church is still timely, as events of the past year have brought renewed calls for justice and peace.

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