Robert F. Kennedy eulogizes Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Speaker:||Robert F Kennedy|
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Assassination. Eulogies–United States.
Extemporaneous remarks by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) at a political rally in
Indianapolis, IN. Kennedy — who was running for the Democratic nomination for president,
announced the assassination of
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, TN.
Ladies and Gentlemen – I’m only going to talk to you just for a minute or so this
evening. Because I have some very sad news for all of you, and I think sad news
for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and
that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human
For those of you who are black – considering the evidence evidently is that there
We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization – black people
For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred and mistrust
My favorite poet was Aeschylus. He once wrote: “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot
What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States
So I ask you tonight to return home, to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther
But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the
Thank you very much.