The Massey Lectures
Martin Luther King Jr called Canada “the North star.” CBC Radio invited King to deliver these lectures in November 1967 as part of the prestigious annual broadcasts. He called his discussion of race relations, the war in Vietnam, youth, and nonviolence as a tactic for social change “Conscience for Change.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize winner, is one of the 20th century’s most enduring figures. He advocated and practiced civil disobedience and non-violence. He said, “Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics.” He rose to national prominence during the epic Montgomery bus boycott and then went on to spearhead a movement which ended juridical apartheid in the U.S. He was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968.