Martin Luther King retires to his room in the Lorraine Motel the night before his assasination. He has just delivered a speech to a Memphis church congregation during the sanitation workers’ strike. When a mysterious young maid from the motel visits him, King is forced to confront his past and the future of his people.

The Mountaintop is a haunting and inspiring portrait that looks beyond the legend to a man wracked by fears for the civil rights movement that becomes his historic legacy. 

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