Two Men, One Vision: King and Obama

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  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Michelle Obama Coretta Scott King
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Obama Martin Luther King Jr.

Opponents of American War Efforts

King: In 1967, King gave a controversial speech entitled “Beyond Vietnam,” in which he harshly criticized U.S. involvement in the war. His position was unpopular, but he remained critical of the war.

Obama: As an Illinois State Senator, Obama made a speech condemning the Iraq War before it even began

 

(Photos from left: Vernon Matthews/Commercial Appeal /Landov, Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

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