Martin Luther King

MLK in Cambridge

Martin Luther King was in Cambridge a number of times. On April 23, 1967 he held a press conference in Cambridge to launch a campaign to end the war in Vietnam. According to a 1968 Harvard Crimson article recounting this visit, King said "It is time now, to meet the escalation of the war in Vietnam with an escalation of opposition. There can be no freedom without peace and no peace without justice."