Wednesday, April 3 2019

1968 MLK's "mountaintop" speech

Speech in Memphis, Tennessee. King was there to support sanitation workers striking to protest low wages and poor working conditions.

. . . 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!And so I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man!"

King had a pretty good guess of what was coming soon, because his federal protection had been removed. That was because the government didn't like the radical turn his speeches had taken -- he was no longer talking just about an end to racial discrimination; he was talking about ending poverty and war.

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