RFK Speaks on the death of MLK

United States
Year Shot:
1968  (Actual Year)
10:49:39 - 10:51:39
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Original Film:
RFK Speaks on the death of MLK Audio of Sen. Robert Kennedy speaking in Indianapolis after assassination of MLK. MSs of widow CORETTA SCOTT KING and her children at MLK's funeral service. MS of MLK's coffin being carried from the church, a very large crowd surrounds the pall bearers as they carry the coffin. MS of Sen. ROBERT F. KENNEDY and wife ETHEL KENNEDY walking through the crowd. MS of RFK speaking to crowd in Indianapolis. "Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort." edit "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. My favorite poet was Aeschylus. He once wrote: 'Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.' What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black."