James Brown. A clip from the documentary, "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", features his views on Dr. King speaking out on Vietnam. James Brown believed as a religious leader Dr. King should not have spoken out about the Vietnam War. The clip also includes an excerpt of the Promised Land speech by Martin Luther King. Jr. given on April 3, 1968.
Those were the most difficult days for Martin because he was being pulled apart by two movements. The civil rights movement and the war in Vietnam.
When Dr. King spoke out against the Vietnam war, Mr. Brown thought he was wrong because Mr. Brown thought that he is religious leader. He is not a politician. He is getting out of his bag as we would say he is getting out of what he stands for and he can create a problem for himself because the powers that be of not going to stand for this.
I just want to do God's will and he is allowed me to go up to the mountains not to look over and I have seen the Promised Land. I may not get that with you but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.
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