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King's 1967 "Domestic Impact of War" speech

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In this address to the National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace in Chicago in November 1967, King said:

"We spend approximately $500,000 to kill a single enemy soldier in Viet Nam, and yet we spend about $53.00 for each impoverished American in anti-poverty programs. ... The government is emotionally committed to the war; it is emotionally hostile to the needs of the poor." 

 

 

Created Date 
Jan 12, 2011

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