3 April 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He was assassinated the next day. (Source)

Martin Luther King, 1964 – photo by Nobel Foundation (Source)

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr.[1][2][3]

King spoke on April 3, 1968,[4] at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee. On the following day, King was assassinated.

The speech primarily concerns the Memphis Sanitation Strike. King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, while challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. At the end of the speech, he discusses the possibility of an untimely death. (Source)

Listen to the speech on driftersday.com

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