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50 Years Ago: Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaks at Stanford University

50 Years Ago: Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaks at Stanford University

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Stanford University

Photo Credit: Stanford University News Service

Apr 14 2017

On 14 April 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Stanford University and gave a talk entitled "The Other America" at Memorial Auditorium.

His speech highlighted the need to achieve economic and social equality. Given only ten days after his Riverside Church address, he also tied the Vietnam War to anti-poverty efforts: “If we spend thirty-five billion dollars a year to fight an ill-conceived war in Vietnam and twenty billion dollars to put a man on the moon, we can spend billions of dollars to put God's children on their own two feet, right now.” The documents feature the invitation to King, as well as the Stanford Daily articles from that day.

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