Saint Joseph’s Remembers the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
On October 26, 1967, a crowd of 3,400 in Saint Joseph’s fieldhouse heard a stirring address by Dr. King. He criticized the Johnson administration for being more concerned about winning “an unjust war in Vietnam than in winning the war on poverty here at home” and explained the importance of enforcing civil rights legislation, despite criticisms that laws could not change people’s hearts. "If vigorously enforced legislation can change some of the habits of men, and maybe somewhere along the way the heart may be changed.”
Listen to excerpts from Dr. King’s speech: