Thursday, February 04, 2010

Robert Kennedy Announces Martin Luther King's Murder

Thanks to PBS for stirring this memory.
Robert Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis which defused an angry mob. The only time in history(probably) where violence was diverted and calmed with quotes of ancient Greek poetry. April 4, 1968 prior to a speech Kennedy was to give he learned of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. This eulogy was nearly his spontaneous reaction. And it threw compassion and logic into a mob stopping it in it's tracks. Around two months later Robert Kennedy was assassinated.

What if Kennedy and King both had lived....


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