Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King

Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King (HMW2)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.422', W 86° 8.761'

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Here on the evening of April 4, 1968, Kennedy came to address a large crowd of mostly African Americans in his bid for Democratic Party nomination for president of U.S. Instead, visibly shaken, he gave an impromptu speech about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. that day in Memphis, Tenn.

Kennedy urged the crowd to follow Rev. King's lead and respond with understanding and prayer. Citing the need to avoid division, hatred, and violence, he called for love, wisdom, compassion, and justice. The speech is credited with keeping Indianapolis calm, while other cities reacted with violence.
HM NumberHMW2
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series.
Marker Number49.2005.1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and City of Indianapolis, Mayor Bart Peterson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 573118 N 4404839
Decimal Degrees39.79036667, -86.14601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.422', W 86° 8.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 25.32" N, 86° 8' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701-1899 N Broadway St, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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