The last speech delivered by MLK


…King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, King was assassinated.

The speech primarily concerns the Memphis Sanitation Strike. King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, and challenges the United States to live up to its ideals. At the end of the speech, he discusses the possibility of an untimely death…

jpg2085 offers excerpts from Rev. King’s speech.




H/T American Power. Professor Douglas refers his readers to Wikipedia’s entry about the speech and writes, “I showed this clip during my classes on civil rights a couple of weeks ago. One of my students, a conservative who is Vietnamese, told me that watching it almost brought her to tears.”


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