“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929—Apr. 4, 1968) from speech at Riverside Church on Apr. 4, 1967 in opposition to the Vietnam War, one year before he was assasinated. Read more from the lesson, A Revolution of Values. Here are more resources for teaching outside the textbook about King. Here are resources on the Civil Rights Movement.