Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 16, 2006 @ 3:32 am | Filed under:

Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. 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. And 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.

—from a speech given by Dr. King on April 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated

Related links:

More of Dr. King’s speeches

The King Center

Washington Post article: King’s Fiery Speech Rarely Heard (HT: The Education Wonks)


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  1. NJRoadie says:

    How sad that the King family won’t allow that I Have a Dream speech audio and video to be part of the public domain. Apparently if you want to see it, you have to pay $10, so many of us have never seen more than a snippet. That stinks!