Dr. King’s last sermon returns to the pulpit

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Dr. King's last sermon returns to the National Cathedral

jamie Forzato | November 14, 2014 8:37 pm

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WASHINGTON – On the morning of March 31, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. took to the pulpit at the National Cathedral. The sermon he delivered was his last. Just days later, he was assassinated.

More than 45 years later, King’s voice echoed once again in the National Cathedral during a special forum led by Rev. Gary Hall with guest speaker Rev. Michael McBride, national director of Lifelines to Healing at PICO National Network.

In his final sermon, Dr. King spoke of equality and nonviolence. A seven minute excerpt was played for Sunday’s National Cathedral audience before the forum began.

“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools

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