Martin Luther King Jr.: The War of Vietnam
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I cannot remain silent anymore. We are losing our brothers and sisters.
More troops must be sent to the battlefield. We can't afford to lose.
Understanding that his silence needed to be broken, Martin Luther King Jr. made the decision to give a speech against the violent Vietnam War. This was one of his last speeches.
I have no choice but to fight for my country.
That day, he spoke directly with the American people and presented them with statistics and evidence that proved that the war was equally harmful to both countries.
This isn't worth it! It's not fair to anyone!
The government had forgotten its people and was only focused on winning the war; wiling to do anything to prosper. The cost of the war deeply affected the country's economy.
END THE WAR! END THE WAR!
Millions of families were being separated from their loved ones, who weren't even sure of the purpose of the war.
Countless lives were tragically lost in the battlefield.
Thousands of Americans formed peaceful protests around the country to express their opposition to the War.