Two excerpts:


The full speech:

On April 4th, 1968, an assassin took the life – but not the dream — of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life — longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and 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. 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.”


Mahalia Jackson, at Martin Luther King’s funeral, sang the song he had asked be sung at the meeting he spoke at the night before he was assassinated.

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