| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Martin Luther King, Jr. (192968)|
|QUOTATION:||Free at last, free at last|
Thank God almighty
We are free at last
|ATTRIBUTION:||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.