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Remembering Historian Vincent Harding, Who Drafted Dr. Martin Luther King’s Anti-Vietnam War Speech

He passed this Monday 5:19:14
R.I.P. to one of our greats ones…

Vincent Harding, the historian, author and civil rights activist died Monday at the age of 82. He was a friend and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and co-wrote King’s famous antiwar address, “Beyond Vietnam.”

Speaking on Democracy Now! in 2008, Vincent Harding talked about the speech:
“King saw the natural connection between what was happening to the poor in the U.S.A., why young men and women were rising up in anger, frustration, desperation, saw that action as deeply related to the attention that the country was paying to the devastation it was doing in Vietnam,” Harding said. “And so, King was actually trying to bring the country together to sense the relationship between its sickness at home to the sickness of its policy overseas.”

See other interviews at: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/5/20/rip_vincent_g_harding_historian_who

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