One year before before his assassination on April 4, 1968, on April 4, 1967, at the RIVERSIDE CHURCH in NEW YORK CITY, the Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. (MLK) gave his iconic speech, BEYOND VIETNAM: A TIME To BREAK SILENCE!!!
During this speech, Rev. Dr. KING made a courageous call to the Duty of Conscience, detailing how the nation was betraying its ideals.
During the 1950s and 60s, HARLEM, NYC, NY-native Activist/Humanitarian/Educator/Entertainer HARRY BELAFONTE was one of the earlier supporters of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, and; was a part of of MLK's close circle.
April 4, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the BEYOND VIETNAM speech.
On April 4, 90-year-old Harry Belafonte was at the PBS studios for a conversation with TAVIS SMILEY to discuss MLK Receiving BACKLASH for BEYOND VIETNAM, AMERICAN PATRIOTISM, and CONFRONTING RACISM on his PBS talk show, The TAVIS SMILEY SHOW.
Press PLAY and ENJOY Harry Belafonte on Tavis Smiley, then; listen to Rev. Dr, MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. - BEYOND VIETNAM: A TIME To BREAK SILENCE.