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Book that was on the reading list of Martin Luther King Jr.

Children Of Vietnam : William F. Pepper : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive


I'm bringing this to your attention for the same reason MLK did, to point out these documented horrors that war itself can cause, and be an advocate for peace.


"As I moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart-as I called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam-many persons questioned me about the wisdom of my path. At the heart of their concerns, this query has often loomed large and loud: 'Why are you speaking about the war, Dr. King? Why are you joining the voices of dissent?' 'Peace and civil rights don't mix,' they say. And when I hear them, though I often understand the source of their concern, I nevertheless am greatly saddened that such questions mean that the inquirers have not really known me, my commitments, or my calling. They seem to forget that before I was a civil rights leader, I answered a call, and when GOD speaks, who can but prophesy. I answered a call which left the spirit of the Lord upon me and anointed me to preach the gospel. And during the early days of my ministry, I read the Apostle Paul saying, 'Be ye not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of minds.' I decided then that I was going to tell the truth as GOD revealed it to me. No matter how many people disagreed with me, I decided that I was going to tell the truth."

(Source of this quote above, quote underneath, & complete quote about riots that has been sampled that I blogged earlier: "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr." Edited by Clayborne Carson)

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -John F Kennedy


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