Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (192968)
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But Im not concerned about that now. I just want to do Gods will. And Hes allowed me to go up to the mountain. And Ive looked over, and Ive 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., address to sanitation workers, Memphis, Tennessee, April 3, 1968.The New York Times, April 5, 1968, p. 24.
Dr. King made this statement the day before his assassination in Memphis.