“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the prescient speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination in 1968, was like an oratory bookend to his history-making “I Have a Dream” address. Responding to death threats, the reverend used what would be his final speech to recount the days in Birmingham, Alabama, when director of public safety Eugene "Bull" Connor turned out the dogs and turned on the fire hoses. “There was a certain kind of fire that no water could put out,” King said. “And we went before the fire hoses; we had known water. … That couldn’t stop us.” For 12... More >>>