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Martin Luther King's Last Speech Discussed Our First Amendment - FIRE
Today America celebrates the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King is known to just about every American today, from the smallest schoolchild to the elderly, for his fight against segregation and institutionalized racism. It is less well known, however, that he had many things to say during his life about freedom of speech and the other guarantees in our First Amendment. King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968. The day before, he delivered a speech (it would be his last) at the Church of God in Christ’s headquarters building in Memphis, which …