Martin Luther King’s opposition to the Vietnam war has been downplayed by civil rights historians. At the time he was heavily criticized for diluting his civil rights message.
Some people think it was Dr King’s opposition to the Vietnam war that got him killed. This is the thread that links the three assassinations, JFK, MLK, and RFK. All of them threatened to end the flow of federal cash the war generated.
Anyway, time marches on. This corny clip (Yep, they used to show these “newsreels” in movie theater between features. I’m surprised they were still making them in 1967) shows MLK leading a protest against the Vietnam war. Later it shows a simultaneous protest in San Francisco, in which sfwillie, younger and prettier, but way dumber, participated.
The next big march in San Francisco drew 250,000.
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