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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:547
AUTHOR:Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–68)
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.
SUBJECTS:Epitaphs
 
 
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