If there is such a thing as foreshadow, then the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 1968), following his iconic "I've Been to the Mountain Top" (April 3, 1968) speech in support of the Memphis Tennessee Sanitation Workers' Strike, was its literary defining moment at the eerie conclusion of Dr. King's last conscience speech for social justice, peace and equality.
"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like any man, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And 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. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."
Link to full speech: I've Been to the Mountain Top