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"I've been to the mountaintop."

It was 28 years ago today, April 3, 1968, a day before he was killed, that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I've been to the mountaintop" speech in Memphis, Tennesee. Here is the last paragraph.

Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. [applause] And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land! So I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!

To read the whole speech which is very well worth doing, click on the link below.

Link: Say It Plain - American RadioWorks.


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