Friday, April 4, 2008

April 4, 1968: Robert F. Kennedy

On the night Martin Luther King was murdered, Robert F. Kennedy was in Indianapolis, campaigning for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

Kennedy spoke for only 6 minutes that evening, breaking the news to a crowd of his supporters. His remarks are considered one of the most memorable political speeches of the 20th Century. (You can download the sound file from the American Rhetoric website.)

Click here to hear Robert Kennedy’s words on my Vox blog.