Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

The Promised Land

by Rob - January 19th, 2009.
Filed under: Uncategorized.

Today — Monday, January 19 — is this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tomorrow — Tuesday, January 20 — a black man will become President of the United States.

We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will.

And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I have 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. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 3, 1968,
Memphis, Tennessee

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