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Videos Relating to the Assasination
of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And 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. So I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

Excerpt from "I've Been to the Mountaintop" Speech

(Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last speech. Given the night before he died)

A more complete audio version of Martin Luther King's last speech
w/still photos of the times

Walter Cronkite had almost finished broadcasting the "CBS Evening News" when he received word of Martin Luther King's assassination. His report detailed the shooting and the nation's reaction to the tragedy. (CBS News)

Audio remarks given by Robert F. Kennedy
announcing the death of Martin Luther King. Jr.

Audio remarks given by Robert F. Kennedy
on 5 April 1968, the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. died

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annie from California, US
18:45 07/10/2011
he was so nice for doing that he was a good man the best man.
alysasa from Ohio, US
11:09 06/01/2011
he is a good man
morgan from Hawaii, US
14:24 03/09/2011
i love them
Mary K. Hayes from United States
16:52 11/26/2010
Those videos were very sad and touching. There was so much hatred then. Im so happy we had Dr Martin Luther King here on earth because he was a wonderful and genderous man. I wish he was here now so I could thank him. He has also made a wonderful research paper for me. (I HOPE I MAKE AN A !) THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING DR MARTIN LUTHER KING:)
Tristan from Illinois, US
09:30 09/25/2010
i think white men and woman should have respected him a lot more
04:12 08/03/2010
How unselfish he is how touchable his deeds i hope and prayed that many people will born the same as martin who died for justice and for the common good of his fellowmen.
nick from Michigan, US
14:09 03/04/2010
i love martin luther king jr. hes hot
grace from Idaho, US
13:18 02/03/2010
MLK was a onderful man he changed the US and he deserves more credit for what he has done then what he is getting
alicia from Missouri, US
10:36 01/19/2010
that was amazing and sad i cryed
JAMELA from United States
11:53 01/15/2010
i love mlk

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