Martin Luther King Jr.: The War of Vietnam
Updated: 12/9/2020
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.
  • 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.