Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Robert Kennedy killed 40 years ago

from John Chilton at The Episcopal Cafe...

Robert F. Kennedy was killed 40 years ago today, on the day he had won the California primary.

On April 4, 1968 -- the day of the assassination of Martin Luther King -- he made an extemporaneous speech in a poor, black district of Indianapolis. In it he said,

For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.

But we have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to get beyond these rather difficult times....

Read the rest HERE

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