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The Civil Rights movement: Robert Kennedy's speech on Martin Luther King's death

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Title:The Civil Rights movement: Robert Kennedy's speech on Martin Luther King's death
Date:1968 Apr.
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Prepared by Sharon Moran, Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk, VA.

"On April 4, 1968 the Civil Rights Movement lost Martin Luther King to an assassin. A non-violent warrior had fallen and African Americans were facing a multitude of emotions. America was facing dark days ahead. Robert Kennedy responded to citizens of Indianapolis with this speech." Taken from http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/seminar_docs/civilrights_doc1.html

Robert Francis Kennedy served as Attorney General of the United States from 1961-1964 during his brother's presidency when civil rights activism was widespread and civil rights issues were in the forefront of national concerns.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Lesson plans | Speeches
Subjects:Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Death and burial | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Politics and government | Assassination--Tennessee--Memphis | Violent deaths--Tennessee--Memphis | Political violence--Tennessee--Memphis | Peace-building--United States | United States | Indianapolis (Ind.) | Marion County (Ind.) | Memphis (Tenn.) | Shelby County (Tenn.)
Collection:For Teachers and Students
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))
Online Publisher:[New York (N.Y.)] : Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | 2002?
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Forms part of online collection: For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (New York, N.Y.)

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/seminar_docs/civilrights_doc1.html