In the Spring of 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was determined to come to Memphis.
"Looking back now, I think that he felt his end was near," said close friend and King advisor Ambassador Andrew Young.
Young was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, when Dr. King was shot and killed.
"He came to Memphis, basically because he had good friends here and because he saw the sanitation workers as one of the best symbols of poverty in America, said Young.
King was leading the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in a new direction he called the Poor People's Campaign.
Something King's advisors resisted saying it just was not practical during an election year to launch such an effort.
"He got very upset with us, because anything that we were excited about, he came along and supported, and he said here is something that I really feel is important and you guys are laying down on me," said Young.