Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (192968)
Free at last, free at last Thank God almighty We are free at last
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., epitaph, South View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia.
King was buried on a site adjoining Ebenezer Baptist Church. He had quoted these words from a Negro spiritual to end his I Have a Dream speech given during the march on Washington, August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.Coretta Scott King, The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr., p. 98 (1984).
See No. 462 for a quotation from the I Have a Dream speech.