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African American History

(1968) Robert F. Kennedy, “On the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.”

Robert F. Kennedy, August 19, 1964 Courtesy U.S. Library of Congress (LC-U9- 5415-30) On April 4, 1968, during an Indianapolis, Indiana rally for his presidential campaign, attended by a large number of African Americans, Robert F. Kennedy, despite suggestions he shouldn’t appear at all, decided to proceed and announce the assassination of Martin Luther King, …