April 4, 1968: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated.
“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. With this powerful commitment we shall boldly challenge the status quo and unjust mores and thereby speed the day when “every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain …”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Riverside Church on the Vietnam War, on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination.
Here are the speech and teaching ideas: http://zinnedproject.org/posts/548
Photo: March 25, 1967 anti-war march, Associated Press.
Via Zinn Education Project