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Mason Temple

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Mountain Top" Speech

Mason Temple
Mason Temple
Click to enlarge. 2008

938 Mason Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38126
United States
(901) 947-9300

On This Very Spot in 1940, Mason Temple was built to serve as the world headquarters of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), an African-American denomination founded in 1897 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason.

On This Very Spot on April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., made his famous "I have been to the mountain top" speech. He was assassinated the following day at the Lorraine Motel.

On This Very Spot on November 8, 1991, the church was designated a National Historical Landmark.

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This spot serves as the national headquarters of the Church of God in Christ.

Location: Just south of downtown Memphis, which is in the southwest corner of Tennessee.

Nearest Major Airport: Memphis International Airport

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