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Martin Luther King’s 1968 Speech Supporting Draft Resisters

Published on: February 11, 2018

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Photo: Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking outside Santa Rita Prison 50 years ago in support of draft resisters.


50 years ago, in January 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Joan Baez and others who were serving 45 day sentences in Santa Rita Prison for a nonviolent sit-in at the Oakland Draft Board.

Watch above the little-seen video our film team discovered of King’s inspiring speech in support of draft resistance and ending the Vietnam War – just 3 months before he was tragically assassinated.

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