Ive Been to the Mountaintop Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.
"I've Been To The Mountaintop." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I've Been to the Mountaintop"
Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy in his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It's always good to have your closest friend and associate say something good about you. And Ralph is the best friend that I have in the world. I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning. You reveal that you are determined to go on anyhow.
I may not get there with you. Less than 24 hours after these prophetic words, King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. On 18 March, he spoke at a rally before 15, people and vowed to return the following week to lead a march. James Lawson and King led a march on 28 March, which erupted in violence and was immediately called off. Against the advice of his colleagues in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference , King returned to Memphis on 3 April , seeking to restore nonviolence back to the movement in Memphis.
Martin Luther King's final speech: 'I've been to the mountaintop' -- The full text. By WATCH Don't Know Much About Martin Luther King Jr. . on strike, and that Memphis is not being fair to them, and that Mayor Loeb is in dire need of a doctor.
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On the following day, King was assassinated. The speech primarily concerns the Memphis Sanitation Strike. King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, while challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. At the end of the speech, he discusses the possibility of an untimely death. The issue is injustice. The issue is the refusal of Memphis to be fair and honest in its dealings with its public servants, who happen to be sanitation workers.