Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Martin Luther King Jnr and His Epitaph of Freedom

This post is one of a series this week in anticipation of the 4th April 2008, the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jnr.

Dr King was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

His funeral services were held on 9 April in Atlanta at the Ebenezer Baptist church and on the campus of Morehouse College with the President of the United States proclaiming a day of mourning.

The area where King was entombed is located on Freedom Plaza at the Martin Luther King Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

On his grave are these words, which were the last words in his famous, ‘I have a dream speech in Washington DC in 1963:

"Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, I am free at last."

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: "Free at last."