Martin luther king last words

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Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.: “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty ...”

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Last words of Martin Luther King JNr. before he was shot

Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the . According to biographer Taylor Branch, King's last words were to musician Ben Branch, who was scheduled to perform that night at a planned event.

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His final private words, just prior to being shot at pm, are reported to be to Ben Branch, a musician leading an event later that evening:. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It's always good to have your closest friend and associate to say something good about you. And Ralph Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world. I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning. You reveal that you are determined to go on anyhow. Something is happening in Memphis; something is happening in our world.

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Martin Luther King Jr. He was rushed to St. He was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience. On March 10, , he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee State Penitentiary. The King family and others believe the assassination was the result of a conspiracy involving the U. They believe that Ray was a scapegoat.

It was six o'clock on April 5th,, a Friday morning. My mother came into my room, shook me awake and said, "John, Martin Luther King has been killed. You have to get up. That weekend forty years ago, the networks broadcast his story and little else. And all of us, my parents and brothers, took in all the reports about his life and work and campaigns to abolish racism, poverty and war.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy in his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It's always good to have your closest friend and associate say something good about you. And Ralph is the best friend that I have in the world. I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning.

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