"There is a sort of poverty of the spirit that stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance," he said. "The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually." He was a pretty wise man.
On the last speech he gave earlier in the night, Martin Luther King said,
"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 have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
I don’t think that this has happened to the extent that he dreamed it would.