Martin Luther King, Jr.

listen Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I've Been to the Mountaintop" (1968)

King had warned in previous sermons that he might die before the struggle ended. It was not the first time he told listeners he'd "seen the promised land." King had been living with death threats for years. No one in King's circle thought this was his final address. Later, Young wrote: "Did [King] know? He always knew some speech would be his last. Was he afraid? Not on your life!"


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