Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop

By April 2, 2018January 15th, 2021Editors' Choice, Video/Audio

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” is the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. King spoke on April 3, 1968, 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.

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