Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Robert F. Kennedy's Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Speech

I saw this touching video on "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donell" on MSNBC, On April 4th , 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was in the midst of his campaign for president when he received word that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had been assassinated.  Making an appearance in Indianapolis, Kennedy was told that under the circumstances, the city could not afford to protect him. 
A happy crowd, unaware of King's assassination had gathered to greet the senator.  It was up to Kennedy to tell the crowd.  Perhaps Kennedy's well chosen words prevented Indianapolis from having the riots that took place nationwide.  Two months later, Kennedy would also fall to an assassin's bullet.

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