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- Indianapolis recorder
- Robert F. Kennedy Announcing Martin Luther King's Death
- Date of Original:
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
- Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
- United States, Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, 39.76838, -86.15804
- black-and-white photographs
- Ignoring advice to cancel his speech due to concerns that violence might break out, Kennedy spoke to a crowd at an outdoor campaign rally at Seventeenth and Broadway streets; many in the crowd did not know that King had been assassinated. Kennedy broke the news of King's death to the stunned crowd, spoke out on the need for "love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another," and asked them to return peacefully to their homes. Although riots had broken out in a number of major American cities as the news of King's death had spread, Indianapolis remained peaceful.
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- IIIF manifest:
- Original Collection:
- Indianapolis Recorder Collection, P 0303, Indiana Historical Society
- Contributing Institution:
- Indiana Historical Society