Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King
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.
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau and City of Indianapolis, Mayor Bart Peterson. (Marker Number 49.2005.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Government & Politics • Peace. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series lists.
Location. 39° 47.422′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Martin Luther King Park, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Northside (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Morton (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Western Christian University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ovid Butler, Sr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); T.C. Steele Studio and Herron (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Also see . . .
1. Annotated and Footnoted Marker Text. The Indiana Historical Bureau's marker database has a copy of this marker's text with seven footnotes that provide detailed information on Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Kennedy's campaign, and citations on the facts given on the marker. (Submitted on April 13, 2006.)
2. Robert F. Kennedy: Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Text and audio of RFK’s speech. (Submitted on April 13, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 17,935 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. 4. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.