The Speeches and Sounds section contains transcripts, MP3 files, and links to some of the most
important speeches relating to African-American involvement in the Vietnam War. Included here is Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s most famous and comprehensive critique of the war, "Beyond Vietnam," delivered on April 4,
1967 at Riverside Church in New York City (exactly one year before his assassination). An at times humorous, passionate,
and fiery speech by Stokely Carmichael (then chairman of SNCC), given just a few weeks later in Seattle, is also
here as a transcript with MP3 audio clips. You will also find transcripts and MP3 files of President Johnson's remarks upon
awarding the Medal of Honor to three African-American recipients (Dwight H. Johnson, Lawrence Joel, and Milton L.
Olive III). Additional speeches by King, Carmichael, and others are also included.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 4, 1967
New York City
The Casualities of the War in Vietnam
February 25, 1967
The Nation Institute
Domestic Impact of the War
November 11, 1967
National Labor Leadership
Assembly for Peace
A Proper Sense of Priorities
February 6, 1968
Dwight H. Johnson
Presentation Ceremony at The White House, November 19, 1968. President Johnson Presents
Medal of Honor to Five Members of the United States Army. Citation for Dwight H.
Johnson read by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.
Presentation Ceremony at The White House, March 9, 1967. President Johnson's Remarks
Upon Awarding the Medal of Honor to Specialist 6 Lawrence Joel. Citation for Lawrence
Joel read by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.
Milton L. Olive III
Presentation Ceremony at The White House, April 21, 1966. President Johnson's Remarks
Upon Awarding the Medal of Honor to Milton L. Olive III. Citation for Milton L.
Olive III read by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.
Carmichael, Stokely. (April 19, 1967). Speech given at Garfield High
School, Seattle, Washington.
Carmichael, Stokely. "Black Power." (1966). AmericanRhetoric.com.
Retrieved March 3, 2004 from the World Wide Web:
Carmichael, Stokely. "Free Huey Rally." (February 1968).
Retrieved March 3, 2004 from the World Wide Web: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/
Carmichael, Stokely. "A Tribute to Kwame Ture (1941-1998) – A Speech on Black Power,
Detroit 1966." (July 1966). Retrieved March 3, 2004 from the World Wide Web:
Sacks, Milton. (April 1967). "An Answer to Dr. Martin Luther King on Vietnam."
Speech given in New York, NY. Part of the Schomburg Center Oral History Tape Collection.
New York, NY.
"Extension of Remarks of Hon. Jonathan B. Bingham of New York in the
House of Representatives." Wednesday, April 5, 1967
Robinson, Cleveland. (April 1966). "Stop the War
in Vietnam." Liberation, 11(2), p. 20.