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In His Own Words | April 3, 1968 | I’ve Been to the Mountaintop


Monday January 17, 2022: 8:00pm to 8:30pm




In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech, he discusses the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike. In support of the sanitation workers, he urges the audience to participate in nonviolent direct action as well as use their buying power strategically by supporting Black businesses and business that had fair practices. Famously, he ponders his own mortality in this speech given the day before he was assassinated.

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