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The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Vietnam War

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) was the young pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama who rose to prominence in the movement for civil rights. He remains to this day a symbol of the non-violent struggle against segregation.

On April 15, 1967, King led thousands of demonstrators to the United Nations building in New York where the civil rights leader delivered a speech attacking U.S. foreign policy in Vietnam. Over 100,000 people attended the rally.

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