Martin Luther King Jr, The Finale
Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Jan 21, 2008
No advertising today. In the news today, scholars were saying that the only thing most people know about Dr. King is the “I Have A Dream” speech he gave at the Washington Monument in 1963. Obviously, he was so much more than that, and his full legacy can’t be questioned. However, the thing that always made the most impact to me was his final speech, the day before he was assassinated. I remembered hearing the speech as a kid of 8, having it not really mean all that much to me at the time, but making me cry the next day. I wasn’t sure why them, but I know how; because it seems like he called it.
So, here’s that final speech, April 3rd, 1968; happy birthday, Dr. King: