Stanford, CA

When:
April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-04-04T19:00:00-07:00
2017-04-04T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
Cemex Auditorium Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute
650.723.2092

Cemex Auditorium Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford
CA

50th Anniversary of King’s Most Controversial Speech

TAVIS SMILEY

CLARENCE B. JONES

CLAYBORNE CARSON

A panel of experts at Stanford University will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech condemning the Vietnam War. The event on April 4th will include author and television personality Tavis Smiley, King legal advisor Clarence B. Jones, and King Institute director Clayborne Carson. The program will feature a screening of Smiley’s documentary on the “Beyond Vietnam” speech, MLK: A Call to Conscience.
The discussion commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of King’s address at New York’s Riverside Church, delivered a year to the day before his assassination. King told the audience that he “could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.” Many newspapers and other civil rights leaders denounced King for criticizing American foreign policy.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book signing with the panelists. It will take place from 7 – 9 p.m. at Cemex Auditorium, located at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA).

This event is sponsored by Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, and the Black Community Services Center.