“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop…”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on this day in 1968 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis. He was there to support striking sanitation workers.

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” given on April 3, was the last speech Dr. King delivered.

Read the text and listen to the speech below. I’ve also included a recording of Robert Kennedy delivering the sad news about Dr. King’s assassination to a shocked crowd in Indiana.

Finally, follow Rep. John Lewis’ insights on Dr. King’s assassination on Twitter.

And 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. –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” audio.

 

Robert Kennedy’s announcement of Dr. King’s assassination.

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