ARTHUR WASKOW ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND CIVIL RIGHTS
"And then on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered.
I was not just a spectator to his passionate life and death. I had spent nine years in Washington working day and night against racial injustice and the Vietnam War-behind a typewriter on Capitol Hill and at the microphone on countless college campuses, sitting in unbearably hot back rooms of Convention Hall in Atlantic City in 1964 when Dr.King came hobbling on a broken leg to beg support for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, marching in 1967 at the Pentagon against the Vietnam War, cruising D.C. streets in a sound truck (with my four-year-old son perched next to me), to turn out votes for Bobby Kennedy in 1968."
Godwrestling Round 2. Ancient Wisdom, Future Paths. Jewish Lights Publishing: Woodstock, Vermont.
1996 by Arthur Waskow.
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