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I've Been to the Mountaintop

Final speech by Martin Luther King Jr., delivered April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr.[1][2][3]

The plaque outside the site of the speech, Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee

King spoke on April 3, 1968,[4] at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee.

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.