Today marks the 49th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on April 4th, 1968. Hear Dr. King's last speech, and a witness account of Dr. King's assassination

The famous last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I've Been to the Mountaintop".

On the night of April 3rd, 1968, Dr. King addressed the congregation and attendees at the Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.

Dr. King was in Memphis to support the Garbage Workers strike. In the speech, Dr. King demanded several boycotts of products and stores.

The next evening on April 4th 1968, while preparing for dinner at the home of Baptist Minister Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles house, Rev. King stepped on the balcony of Black-Owned Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, former pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, was on the balcony with Dr. King on April 4th, 1968, and tells of those final moments, the aftermath of the assassination, and the meaning that people drew from the horrific event.

On the balcony with Rev. Kyles, and while leaning over the balcony speaking to Ben Branch, Andrew Young, along with the head of King's "Operation Bread Basket" Rev. Jesse Jackson, all were on the ground, a shot rang out that took the life of the 39-year old Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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