Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King press conference outside Santa Rita Prison where numerous anti-war protesters were being held in the wake of recent demonstrations. December 14, 1967.
January 17, 2011

The big difference between what was popular and what was right.

In the wake of Anti-War demonstrations which saw the arrest of numerous protesters and the jailing of many notable figures in the Peace movement, Dr. Martin Luther King took time from his schedule to lend support to the protesters and to address a crowd staging a vigil outside Santa Rita Prison on December 14, 1967. This tape was part of a broadcast narrated by Colin Edwards of Pacifica Radio and was aired on January 14, 1968.

Dr. Martin Luther King: “There can be no justice without peace and there can be no peace without justice.”

King saw injustice as injustice, not as a list of fashionable protests to sample; one from column A and one from column B. It was Dr. King who introduced people to the fact that conscience was universal. It's often fallen on deaf ears, but it hasn't been forgotten.

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