Apr 3, 2009

I've Been to the Mountaintop

Today marks the anniversary, in 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech--"I've Been to the Mountaintop". In it, he reiterated the civil rights message that he'd been arguing for many years. However, at the end, he included a clear analogy to himself and to Moses--saying that he had seen the promised land. Remarkably, he seemed to prophesy his own death, telling his audience that he may not get there with them, but that African-Americans, as a people, would get there. The next day, true to what he had seemingly foreshadowed, he was murdered.

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