They asked if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.
For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.”
[M.L.King, “Beyond Vietnam: Time To Break Silence”, discorso alla Riverside Church di New York City, 4 aprile 1967]
- Pete la Roca – Candu (da Basra, 1965)
- Archie Shepp – Mr.Syms (da Four For Train, 1964)
- John Coltrane – Aknowledgment (da My Favorite Things, 1964)
In copertina: Archie Shepp