Samuel Jackson has been cast
as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Broadway production of the play "The
Mountaintop," a dramatic exploration of the Nobel Prize-winning civil
rights leader's final night before being assassinated.
King was gunned down on April 4th, 1968, on the porch of his Memphis
hotel. The night before, having earlier had his plane delayed by bomb
threats, he gave a rousing speech, now known as the "I've Been To The
In the speech, King alluded to the threats on his life, and in the
play, he examines his life and decisions as he unknowingly closes in on
the last moments of his life.