Not the first album of spoken word by Dr King to be issued by Motown – but one that came out on their important Black Forum label after King's death – as a message about the Vietnam War, which was still going strong after many years! King's peaceful approach to protest makes for a natural shift to a discussion of the Vietnam War – and as with all his speeches, the timing, tone, and rhetoric is still extremely powerful all these many years later!
Originally recorded in April 1967 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam" was one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last and most important speeches. Ultimately, the release won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 1971 and is being re-issued on vinyl for the first time since 1970.
|1. Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam [Part. 1]
|1. Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam [Part. 2]