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Thousands Gather In Memphis To Mark “Mountaintop” Speech

(Memphis, TN) –A celebration is underway in Memphis, Tennessee, where people have gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last speech.

His daughter, Dr. Bernice King, and thousands of national and international dignitaries are at Mason Temple to remember the “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech. King gave it on this day in 1968, the day before his assassination.

In it, he called for unity and nonviolent protests, and rallied support for Memphis’ striking sanitation workers.