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Martin Luther King Jr's Beyond Vietnam Speech.
In 1968, Dr Rev Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated. It was exactly one year after he gave his Beyond Vietnam speech (Also called the Riverside Church speech for where it was given.). It was anti-Vietnam war and for social justice. This April 4th marks the 51st anniversary of this speech. In 2010, PBS commentator Tavis Smiley remarked ( that this speech was the one MLK Jr "labored over the most." It was also the most controversial of his life. Some called it a mistake but was it? Is anything he said relevant today? Stanford University has the text ( of the speech. You can also listen to it here ( Both are part of the The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. And to expand, here's a piece of history ( that relates.

Twinsburg Public Library

10050 Ravenna Road · Twinsburg, OH

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    Come join other local amateur philosophers the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm as we explore the answers to life’s most profound questions at The Thinkers’ Club. Modeled on the Socrates Café concept, the Thinkers’ Club is a reading and discussion group intended to provide a fun, non-judgmental forum to discuss and debate philosophical topics with other critical thinkers. The group will read primary and secondary sources in the history of philosophy as well as in fiction, history, politics, religion, art, culture, sociology, psychology, etc. that generate philosophical inquiry. The Thinkers' Club will be run democratically and all readings will be selected by the group. Don't hesitate to attend if you can't find the time to read; you'll still be able to participate in the discussions. Members of all creeds, backgrounds, and walks of life are encouraged to attend. At the Thinkers' Club, we are of the opinion that philosophy is intended to explore - not dictate - views. On that note, bring an open mind and a friendly tolerance/respect for others' ideas.

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