“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

In his final speech, Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. … I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land” (Martin Luther King Jr., “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” April 3, 1968, https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/ive-been-mountaintop). King was describing a coming time of freedom and racial justice for the African American community during the times of segregation and strife in the 1960s America.