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I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3: Chapter 16- Chapter 17 Summary

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Part 3: Chapter 16- Chapter 17 Summary and Analysis

In 1967, Dr. King delivered this address to a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned. It was at Riverside Church in New York City, exactly one year before Dr. King was assassinated. He begins speaking out against the war in Vietnam and says that there is a time when being silent is the same as betraying what you believe in. He urges people to speak out with humility and to stay within their known limits. He explains the connection between Vietnam and the civil rights that he has been fighting for. He points out that there were programs that were underway to help the poor in America and there was progress being made until the war in Vietnam started and the nation's attention turned to the other country. He explains that the country won't be able to make true advancements...

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