Timeless words for educators from Robert F. Kennedy following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

On the night of April 4, 1968, wearing his late brother John’s black overcoat, Robert F. Kennedy stepped onto the back of a flatbed truck and delivered one of the most consequential speeches of the century. Just hours earlier, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., and Kennedy’s predominantly Black audience in Indianapolis hadn’t yet heard the news. Kennedy’s aides worried a riot would start, and the chief of police warned that his officers couldn’t provide adequate protection if violence broke out. Kennedy was undeterred…

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