April 4, 1967 in New York history

πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

56 years ago on April 4th, 1967

Martin Luther King Jr. delivers a speech at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence"

The speech proved controversial as it associated the civil rights movement with the anti-war movement. He would be assassinated exactly one year later to the day in Memphis, Tennessee. Hear the full audio of the speech.


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Record High: 80Β°F in 1892
Record Low: 20Β°F in 1874


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