The year was 1968 and the date was April 03, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final lesson on the Dream. It was a conversation between the Almighty and him according to Martin Luther King Jr. As you read I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, Martin Luther King Jr. had chosen to live a few years in the second half of the 20th Century. Why? Martin Luther King Jr. had several replies, “And another reason that I’m happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn’t force them to do it.” He ends the sermon on a vigorous note, “And I am happy tonight.” On April 04, 1968 and at the age of 39 years old, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. His Dream, his lessons and the power of love reverberate continuously.
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