Running head: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPEECH
Martin Luther King Jr. Speech
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPEECH
‘I've Been to the Mountaintop’
1. Title of the Speech
The name of MLK (Martin Luther King) Jr.’s speech of 1968 is ‘I've Been to the
Mountaintop,' and it is the last speech delivered by this legend before he got assassinated.
2. Date you worked on it
11th March 2019.
3. Date and location this speech was given
The speech was delivered by MLK on 3rd April 1968 at the Mason Temple (Church of
God in Christ Headquarters) Memphis, Tennessee.
4. What the speech was about
This is the final speech delivered by MLK Jr. on 3rd March 1968, before his
assassination which happened on the following day (4th March 1968). King's speech is
essentially about his calls for boycotts, unity, nonviolent protests, and economic actions, while at
the same time challenging America to measure upto its glory. As he completes the speech, MLK
Jr. says that his life might be in danger, and hence it is a way of foreseeing his untimely demise.
The set-up of the speech is from employment discrimination even after it had been outlawed by
the Civil Act of 1964. The...