On View
Military History Gallery
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Published by
Black Forum Records, American, 1970 - 1973
Produced by
Griffin, Junius
Published by
Motown Record Corporation, American, founded 1959
Recorded by
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Date
1967; published 1970
Medium
vinyl, cardboard, paper, ink
Dimensions
Diameter (disc): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
H x W (cardboard sleeve): 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (31.4 x 31.4 cm)
Description
A long-playing record album titled "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam." The record (2012.88.14a) contains a speech recorded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1967. The record album cover (2012.88.14b) features a drawing of King in front of drawings of soldiers, Vietnamese people, and a plane. White text at the top reads: [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Why I Oppose The War in Vietnam]. Black text on the side reads: [Black Forum / BF451]. The album has a blue, green, and white Black Forum label with black text.
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Type
record covers
long-playing records
Topic
Activism
International affairs
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.88.14ab
Restrictions & Rights
© 1970 Motown Records. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5db9d3231-7418-43e3-b41d-17a799dc442f
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