In March 1968, one month after delivering the "Drum Major Instinct" speech, Dr. MLK Jr. visited Newark, NJ and met with community leaders to promote the "Poor People's Campaign." His visit included a rousing 20 minute sermon delivered at South Side High School. His message and his legacy lives on to this day.

I’d like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to love somebody.

I want you to say that day that I tried to be right and to walk with them. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe the naked. I want you to say on that day that I did try in my life to visit those who were in prison. And I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. Yes, if you want to, say that I was a drum major. Say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness.

And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won’t have any money to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that is all I want to say. If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a well song, if I can show somebody he’s traveling wrong, then my living will not be in vain.
— Martin Luther King Jr., excerpt from "Eulogy," originally in "Drum Major Instinct" speech, February 1968