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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed nearly 46 years ago. Friday will mark the anniversary of his death. But Thursday, April 3 marks another momentous day for Dr. King’s legacy. It was the day he travelled to Memphis and delivered his  “Mountaintop” speech. Now, many are familiar with the final few minutes of the speech where King reflects on having been to the proverbial mountaintop, but how many know about its full message? Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel focused on the speech’s real theme of economic fairness and empowerment Thursday.

Watch Dr. King’s now famous “Mountaintop” speech in its entirety.

Listen to the “NewsOne Now” panel discuss Dr. King’s legacy, the speech and its core message of economic fairness.

Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.


Looking Back On King’s ‘Mountaintop’ Speech and Economic Justice  was originally published on