April 4th News Stories
From CNN: This speech made Martin Luther King Jr. revolutionary
From USA Today: An MLK speech more nightmare than dream: Tom Krattenmaker
From the New York Daily News: Harlem’s Riverside Church to mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'Beyond Vietnam' speech
Vincent Harding Stories
Read here how Sojourners honors the legacy of Dr. Vincent Harding.
Rev. Amy Butler and Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe discuss the importance of King's stance against the Vietnam War with the Philadelphia Tribune.
Vincent Harding: The Man Behind Dr. King’s Historic Vietnam Speech
Sojourners also offers a select list of Dr. Harding's writings and interviews:
“The Content of Our Character”(Sojourners, September-October 2010)Why do so many try to lighten the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech?
“‘Our Children Are Waiting for the Music’”(Sojourners, January 2010)An open letter from a civil rights elder to President Obama.
“Midwifing a New America”(Sojourners’ God’s Politics blog, December 2008)Something is trying to be born in America.
“The Heart to Struggle”(Sojourners, November-December 1995)Democracy’s history is one of perseverance.
“In the Company of the Faithful”(Sojourners, May 1985)Journeying toward the Promised Land.
For additional biographical material and a timeline of significant life events, see ‘I’ve Known Rivers’: The story of freedom movement leaders Rosemarie Freeney Harding and Vincent Harding(2004), by Sojourners senior associate editor Rose Marie Berger.