Where Did Martin Luther King Stand on Riots?

Some in the media (like Ken Klippenstein) and social media, including celebrities (like Talib Kweli on Twitter) have been taking Dr. King’s words out of context to legitimize riots and violent tactics of some Black Lives Matter factions. Where exactly did Dr. King stand on riots? This video answers that question.

 

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The speech, “The Other America” was given at Stanford University on April 14, 1967 and can be found at this URL; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3H97… or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOWDt… or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n2uS…

 

The 60 Minutes footage was taken from a video at this URL’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ehN… It contains Dr. King’s interviews with Mike Wallace, filmed on September 27, 1966. “I Have a Dream” was given in Washington D.C.

On August 28, 1963 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UV1f… or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0yP4… or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRIF4…

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” was Dr. King’s last speech, given the day before he murdered, given on April 3rd, 1968 at the Mason Temple, Memphis Tennessee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmZvk… or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixfwG… or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oehry…

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