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Robert Kennedy’s Moving Speech on the Assasination of Martin Luther King Jr

In assasination, civil rights, Crime, History, Justice, peace, Thats Old School, U.S History, Video on April 4, 2008 by Editor Z

On this date in 1968 Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. An agonizing event that drove many to outrage, many to violence, many to despair, and still many others to grief and fear.

Then Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Robert F Kennedy (D-NY), addressed a crowd in Indianapolis, who had not yet heard the news of King’s assassination. Kennedy in a speech that was not written beforehand gave a speech from the heart, a poetic statement that struck a cord and moved those who heard, as all that was once tall and promising felt like it had been reduced to ashes. Here is a clip of that speech:

The text of the speech can be read here.

Its too bad that both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were so cruelly gunned down and seized from us, depriving us of both these men’s talents, vision, spirit, and so much more.

Also on this date a year before his death, Martin Luther King gave a public speech condemning the U.S War in Vietnam. We need men like these two today. May they both rest in peace.


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