Our Time to Break SILENCE Break SILENCE Break SILENCE
In confronting the deeply rooted racism, militarism and materialism of the United States, Dr. King described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.
Delivered to an overflow crowd at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, Dr. King’s challenge to engage in a radical revolution of values encountered ferocious opposition.
The National Council of Elders is resolved to join with others to once again break this deadly silence. We will organize group readings of the Dr. King’s speech on April 4, 2017. We ask schools, churches, civil rights groups, labor organizations, museums, community organizations, and others to join us in building this movement to break silence, promote dialogue and engage in nonviolent direct action.
“ When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. – Dr. King
April 4, 2017
Let us come together to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of a radical revolution of values.