“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!”
– Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis exactly 40 years ago last week, April 3, 1968. He was murdered the next day.