NBC: Bobby Kennedy's Speech On MLK's Death
Fri Apr 4 08:59:54 EDT 2008
It was 40 years ago today that a murdering racist took Martin Luther King Jr
from us. Later that evening, riots broke out in many cities across America.
Robert Kennedy was scheduled to deliver a speech that same night in an inner
city, mostly African American, area of Indianapolis. His people, as well as
the police, strongly advised him to postpone it, that he wouldn't be safe.
The police told him that he'd be on his own, they were not going to put
their officers into a dangerous situation like that (it was later learned
that they came anyway, snipers w/ rifles hiding out on rooftops). Bobby went
anyway, and delivered what is considered by many to be one of the greatest
speeches ever, with no notes, straight from his heart, to the grieving (and
in that crowd, and helping to heal the country as a whole.
Here is that speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1F-rg26ZZw
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