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|Creator:||WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)|
|Title:||WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Robert F. Kennedy, senator and presidential candidate, answering reporters' questions after arriving for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 April 8|
|Date:||1968 Apr. 8|
In this WSB newsfilm clip from Atlanta, Georgia on April 8, 1968 presidential candidate senator Robert F. Kennedy answers reporters' questions upon his arrival in Atlanta for the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The clip begins with a private airplane landing at the airport in Atlanta. Senator Robert F. Kennedy greets people as he exits the airplane. Speaking to waiting reporters, Kennedy asserts that the assassination of Dr. King will "make it much more difficult for our country and our society to progress." The clip breaks and catches the end of a reporter's question to Kennedy. In response, Kennedy stresses that the country "can't tolerate violence" and needs to deal with the violence as well as the injustices that often lead to violence. He also emphasizes the importance of jobs as well as communication between African American and white citizens. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot at the Loraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968 and buried in Atlanta, Georgia on April 9. Kennedy, who worked with King while serving as Attorney General during John F. Kennedy's presidential administration, was one of the officials who attended the funeral.
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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 digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.
|Types:||News | Unedited footage | MovingImage|
|Subjects:||Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Death and burial | Presidential candidates--United States | Legislators--United States | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Atlanta | Interviews--Georgia--Atlanta | Airplanes--Georgia--Atlanta | Airports--Georgia--Atlanta | Assassination--Tennessee--Memphis | Violence--United States | Presidents--United States--Election--1968 | United States--Race relations | William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824|
|Collection:||WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection|
|Institution:||Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection|
|Contributors:||Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection|
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Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Robert F. Kennedy, senator and presidential candidate, answering reporters' questions after arriving for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 April 8, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0934, 43:33/44:47, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Forms part of: Civil Rights Digital Library.
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