LISTEN: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Speech

Since 1986, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been observed as a federal holiday.

Thanks to his efforts, the law is bound to uphold equal rights for everyone in the country regardless of color, race or creed.

In honor of this humble Baptist preacher’s memory, we wanted to share his final speech with you, “I Have Been to the Mountaintop.”

The speech took place on April 3, 1968, in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis.

He was assassinated the very next day.

You can listen to the speech in its entirety above, or watch the conclusion to it below.