WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. criticizing the Vietnam War and praising Muhammad Ali for being a conscientious objector, speaking from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 April 30

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. criticizing the Vietnam War and praising Muhammad Ali for being a conscientious objector, speaking from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 April 30

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. criticizing the Vietnam War and praising Muhammad Ali for being a conscientious objector, speaking from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 April 30
Date:1967 Apr. 30
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta, Georgia on April 30, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. criticizes the Vietnam War and praises Muhammad Ali for his stand as a conscientious objector. The clip begins by showing the exterior of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Inside the church, the camera focuses on the congregation and choir. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael sits in the congregation wearing sunglasses. Dr. King, co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church with his father, Martin Luther King, Sr., speaks from the pulpit. King hopes that young men who object to the war will seek conscientious objector status. He then praises Nation of Islam member Muhammad Ali for his stand against the war. The previous day in Houston, Texas, Muhammad Ali refused to accept induction into the military, was stripped of his boxing title by the sport's officials, and faced jail time for his refusal to serve. After a break in the clip, King calls upon "young men of America" to take a stand on the issue of the Vietnam War because "tomorrow may be too late." King's philosophy of nonviolence reached beyond the civil rights movement to include all social interactions. Like many civil rights workers, he was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and frequently urged audiences to pursue peace instead of violence.

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The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.

Types:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Ali, Muhammad, 1942- | Carmichael, Stokely | Clergy--Georgia--Atlanta | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Moral and ethical aspects | Peace movements--United States--History--20th century. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Conscientious objectors | Conscientious objection--United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements | Choirs (Music)--Georgia--Atlanta | Sunglasses--Georgia--Atlanta | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Draft resisters | African American boxers | Boxers (Sports)--United States | Nonviolence--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Digital Library of Georgia | Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection | Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online Publisher:Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries | 2007
Original Material:

1 clip (about 2 min.): color, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. criticizing the Vietnam War and praising Muhammad Ali for being a conscientious objector, speaking from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 April 30, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1381, 30:34/32:06, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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