Quote of the Day

“Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation.”

Quote of the Day

On the stormy night before he was killed, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a church in Memphis, Tenn. in a speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop." Nearly 20 yrs after his death, America celebrated its first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in 1986. You can read/listen to two of MLK Jr's most famous speeches on source page.

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Background of “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

Here is the speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave the night before he died:CLICK HERE

‘I Have A Dream’ Speech, In Its Entirety

More from SmartHER News on the evolution of the MLK Jr. Holiday: CLICK HERE