"On the evening of April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is in Memphis, Tennessee in support of a strike by sanitation workers. He says to his supporters: "I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land." The following morning he is shot and killed on the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel." A Book of Ages, p. 145.
At age 10 he was a member of the boys choir that sang at the Atlanta world premier of the film Gone with the Wind. He was 26 when he learned of the arrest of Rosa Parks and organized a boycott of the bus service in Montgomery, Alabama. He won the Nobel Peace Prize at age 35. He was 39 when he died.