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I've been to the mountaintop and I've looked over. And I've

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Hanna Spoden

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Transcript of I've been to the mountaintop and I've looked over. And I've

"I've been to the Mountaintop"
Martin Luther King Jr.
"I've been to the mountaintop and I've looked over. And I've seen the promise land!"
Thank you!
"I've Been To The Mountaintop"
History of speech
April 3, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. gave the last speech of his life in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happenings in the world in 1968
Vietnam war started in February.
882,000 men, women and children
were killed in this gruesome battle.
About Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15, 1929- April 4, 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia.
He grew up to be a civil rights activist.

Death of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel.

James Earl Ray killed Martin after hearing Martins speech "I've been to the mountaintop"
This speech was his way of telling the people that followed him that he was not afraid of pain or hurt.

He had seen the promise land . He said that he knows that he will wait in the promise land for anyone who is looking for him.
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
4:47- 5:08
"Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech."
When Martin Luther was giving this speech, many of the African-American population had been stripped of their rights and had been forced to remain silent. Even in the times that they suffered, they were forced to be silent. Martin Luther was strong in what he wanted to do to make things right.
The crowd is mostly African-Americans who are wanting to fight for their rights and be able to do the same things that the White men can do.
"If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the 20th century, I will be happy."
Martin Luther King is saying that he wants to live to see the change that is coming in the world. Some say that this is when he told his followers that he would be dieing soon. As though he knew it was going to happen the following evening.
The crowd went silent and Martin Luther closed his eyes. He seemed to be crying. He looked up to the crowd and went on with his speech, last speech of his life.
"Force everybody to see that there are thirteen hundred of God's children here suffering, sometimes going hungry,going through dark and dreary nights wondering how this thing is going to come out."
The African-American race is being forced to suffer by going hungry and being stranded on dark nights with no where to go.
It made me take hold of what he was saying and to understand that he is fighting for the rights of others.
Work sited page
Great or Not?
I think this is a great example because He is talking about reading about the rights that white people have and the African-American people do not have. He is implying that he wants those rights also.
Great of Not?
I think this is great because Martin Luther King Jr. was saying this, the day before he died.
Great or Not?
This speech caused white people to see how bad the African-American race was being treated and showed them that they deserve the same rights and to be treated the same way.



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