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Martin Luther King Contemplates His Own Death

Every now and then I think about my own death, and I think about my own funeral.... Every now and then I ask myself, "What is it that I want said?" I'd like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I'd like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King Jr., tried to love somebody.

- Martin Luther King Jr., from his sermon, "The Drum Major Instinct"
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