March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Self-appointed apostle of peace’

Mar­tin Luth­er King Jr. was not al­ways a near uni­ver­sally be­loved fig­ure. As in­dic­ated by this column from Max Freed­man, pub­lished Aug. 20, 1965, some thought his stance on the Vi­et­nam War would over­shad­ow the goals of the civil rights mo­ment.

Sources: Los Angeles Times