s an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ), interracial, international church in New York City, famous for its elaborate Gothic architecture. It is situated in Morningside Heights, Manhattan between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue and between 120th Street and 122nd Street.
April 4, 1967. Riverside Church Speech:
One year before his death Martin Luther King delivered Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. In the speech he spoke strongly against the U.S.'s role in the war, insisting that the U.S. was in Vietnam "to occupy it as an American colony" and calling the U.S. government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."
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