April 4, 2024

Celebrating the lives of Kennedy and King, local event commemorates 56th anniversary of RFK speech

An interactive exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park cultural visitor center that details the Kennedy speech and its impact. - Abriana Herron / WFYI

An interactive exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park cultural visitor center that details the Kennedy speech and its impact.

Abriana Herron / WFYI

The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative hosted its 56th annual commemorative event Thursday to celebrate the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

April 4 marks the 56th anniversary since the assassination of King.

On that same day, Kennedy gave a speech in Indianapolis that many, like Gregory Porter, chairman with the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, attribute to “soothing the crowd” after the loss of King.

Porter said the commemorative celebration reminds the community of the bravery of both Kennedy and King.

“We will feel the spirit of Dr. King and Robert Kennedy, and remember the courage and compassion these two gentlemen had when it stood to justice,” he said.

There is an interactive exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park cultural visitor center that details the Kennedy speech and its impact. It is open to the public by appointment.

 

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