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Robert F Kennedy Announcing The Death Of Martin Luther King – A Great Speech

I have some very sad news for all of you,
and I think sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over
the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love
and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it’s perhaps well to ask
what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are black considering the evidence evidently is, there were white, people who were responsible you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country,
in greater polarization black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with
hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand
and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across
our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love. For those of you who are black and are tempted
to fill with-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 and go beyond these rather difficult times. My favorite poem, 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 de-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, feeling of
justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black. (Applause) We can do well in this country. We will have
difficult times. We’ve had difficult times in the past. And we will-we will have difficult
times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and it’s not the end of disorder. But the vast majority of white people and
the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve
the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land. With- (Interrupted by applause) Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks
wrote so many years ago: “To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say
a prayer for our country and for our people. Thank you very much. (Warm Applause)

100 thoughts on “Robert F Kennedy Announcing The Death Of Martin Luther King – A Great Speech

  1. the brotherhood of evil (bankers, wall street, secret societies, etc) must go. they love to divide us. we must unite and not only take back our country but our planet from them.

  2. What RFK failed to mention was that MLK towards the end of his life said he had made the mistake of integrating his people into a burning house…that sentiment still remains today

  3. we need this now. it's revealing that this speech is true today and " vast majority want peace and justice" god help us all


  5. If a man can get cheers from the crowd just right after announcing the death of one of the most important persons to have ever lived (MLK)…. There is no argument that this is one of the best fucking speeches there ever was! Amazing!

  6. Robert Kennedy and his brother, were snake oil salesmen; racist and corrupt to the core. Robert Kennedy as his brother Jack's Attorney General spied on Dr. King and plotted the downfall of radical Black leaders. Robert Kennedy's speech on King's death was a well timed ploy designed to keep his nigras calm and peaceful. He also plannedbto transfer the Black electorate's slavish devotion to his brother, JFK, to his 1968 presidential candidacy. He was a very slick devil.

  7. Imagine an American speaking publicly for 5 min . & not saying the word "folks" … who knew such a thing once existed

  8. One of the most beautiful heart felt speech I have ever heard, and hope that we can all aspire to treat each other with respect, bless you sir r.i.p.

  9. The US government had him murdered. The King family won their case against the US government and were paid for unlawful death.

  10. This man is so awesome as an honest and loving and moral person, he would have brought about massive social change and he would have helped to make us a better country morally in relations to our fellow human beings like God wants us to love all others I firmly believe he acheived that he was not perfect, only God is, but he did try to do good things for others and that is not in doubt at all whether it be his calls for injustice, his holding of a child in a decrepit Mississippi house in the Delta, his visits to Applachia, or his visits to Indian reservations which simply shows it in the fact Native Americans did not vote in large numbers whatsoever and did not represent a majority of people so this served no political goal at all but just goes to show how much he loved people and showed it in his expressing empathy and compassionate without a political agenda in mind. Come on this man is just so amazing and you can easily tell that by the throngs of African Americans, college students, White blue collar workers, Latinos, and others in mass numbers ripping at his sides and fighting to get a piece of him and happy just to shake his hand. You can easily tell it by the people interviewed who said how happy they were just to see him. Easily the best president of the 20th century for America, and most likely the second after Lincoln.


  12. I remember sitting in my room doing homework with the radio playing when " we interrupt this program with this report Martin Luther King has been shot in Memphis tonight and was killed" . I was in the 5th grade catholic school New York City but the whole nation was watching the actions of Mr. King for Civil Rights . I got up from my room an ran t my mother telling her that King was shot and dead, she froze with a look on her face , said no it can't be , she then turn on the TV and it was all over the place all night . The next day at school , let alone the city was in shock , there were no words anyone could fine but a feeling of great pain an sadness , an now today in this country we have TRUMP , a man that could never by any wild idea stand or compared to any of these man, they were not saints but TRUMP definitely is fanning the flames of racist hate , injustice , ineptness and mental illness . John , Martin and Robert who be SHOCKED that this man TRUMP is trying to pull this nation back .We must remain strong for higher ideas , to know that everyone is entitled to their DREAMS , a great life and to LIVE without FEAR for being DIFFERENT, ITS the right thing to do and I think a better way to proceed, Peace Out.

  13. We cant allow tjis administration send us back we have come too far, lost too many lives in the struggle. STAND AND FIGHT BACK AMERICA. WE WILL NOT BE TAKEN BY COMMIE BASTARDS!

  14. I love the speech, hate the musical background WHICH IS A LIE that tugs on heartstrings that are tugged on plenty enough by the moment, the speech, and the fact that RFK would himself be assassinated 2 months and 1 day later.

  15. in the nextyear jeremiah arcillas alvarez will be the greatest inventor of all not literally great but absulutely it is

  16. If these men are still living on , think how beautiful all over the world 'cause they can set this world up with peaceful😢😢

  17. Why/how does America give forth such great men like RFK ,JFK, Martin Luther king,MX& Obama then give forth cowards like Trump & loosers that killed these great men??? What a contradiction.

  18. MLK was not just a civil rights leader. He was a man that believed humanity can change, the world lacks many of those people today.

  19. Coretta King left the United States and nobody told us. She died out of the United States. I survived a very very brutal attempt on my life shortly after the kidnapping of my children and the theft of my Identity at that time. I cannot tell all of the atrocities we've experienced & seen. Somebody said I was talking about a Scandal. Straight A Honor Roll Students who come up missing without a trace are kidnapped in the Country their parents worked for…Yes, we're there. I found out a few days ago that I have the same blood type as John F Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe and Sir Michael Jagger among others. John F Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe/isn't that something. The odds of having the same blood type as them is not very common. I have to go listen to the song about Martin and John… Etc. We tried to get the criminals living in my husband's 4 bedroom house arrested but the criminals were living in the beautiful home so…o they must be the nice people. Wrong Wrong Wrong!!! My husband's first wife is among the missing & hasn't been seen or heard from in years. In fact, a car dealership notified us that someone else has been shopping for a Toyota MR 2 sports car using our contact information and in the same County where my husband's first wife was last seen alive in. The United States Police won't arrest the people who did the crime's against us, our loved ones, especially the children and whoever else. The United States doesn't understand the complaint & don't understand that stealing a current or previous Government Employees Identity is a Worldwide Security Issue. If you understand what I have written then you are supposed to be part of the conversation & if not you aren't supposed to understand. We've even got the criminals on entering fraudulent information on Genealogy website's!! Look, I need a life saving medication and if I don't get a new prescription I will go into a Coma & die. Some Bimbo using my Stolen Identity doesn't need that medicine. I wear scar's all over the back of my head from when I nearly lost my life in the United States. I never used to wear glasses before but due to the force of the blow's to my head from that brutal attack I'm basically blind and nearly every tooth in my mouth was fractured. May God give us a miracle.

  20. I cannot believe how RFK didn't mind being easily accessible to people and casually mixed with them in streets, car tops, hotels, rostrums, lecterns after he saw what happened to MLK and his brother. I'm sure he was aware somebody might have targeted his life as well. After all, he was the man behind many of his brother's policies and was on his way to his own presidency (I have little doubt that he could have won the presidency), he would have likely become a president with policies who would antagonize some powers even more than his brother. Perhaps he valued his ideals more than his life.

  21. I have very few heroes. MLK Jr is one of them. To stand that tall, that proud, that brave despite all the tribulations is heroic. The world lost a pure soul all those years ago. Love conquers all.

  22. The speech was written in a truck..
    Some time has taken place since the assassination.
    There's no cell phones, but how could the audience not know about this before Kennedy's speech…
    Car radios, transistor radios were prevalent.

  23. My dumb as snow Mommy named me "Bobby Robert". It's on my birth certificate. She didn't know that "Bobby" is short for "Robert". So my first name is Bobby and my middle name is Robert. I've hid it as much as I can, but I'm 43 years old and it's getting harder to hide. I call myself "George" on here to cover it up. God, I'd rather been named "Snotty Robert" than freaking "Bobby Robert".

  24. Go look up the FBI files on Martin Luther king and JFK. Not the people you think they were. Martin Luther kings files were labeled. OBSCENE.

  25. Its stunning to think, two months after RFK gave this speech, he himself would be assassinated.  God help us!

  26. ‘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.’

    – Aeschylus 🇺🇸

  27. Kennedy's had Virtue. & Ima be honest, not alot of white males have virtue. Most white men especially back in that time needed to keep others down to feel superior. However, these men seem to rise above all that & have compassion for all men.

  28. I feel for JFK MLK RFK…but the US GOVERNMENT does not want peaceful leaders…those 3 men were peaceful leaders…had one of those men been a full termed President they would of showed weakness with they're peacefulness… countries like Russia Germany China etc.. would of saw us as weak citizens of the US….in they're minds they would be thinking let's mess with the US they are soft and weak…US only wants peace they wouldn't fight back towards us they wouldn't care what we do….in this life you can't show weakness we all know this as humans…so other US Government Officials took the initiative to eliminate these men they we're weak and I hate to say that it breaks me saying this but it's the truth..all of you can hate me it's ok I love every US citizen but I'm not here to hate on these 3 men…just here to state why they were assassinated because of weakness….and had these men still be alive we wouldn't be the country we are right now…most strong and powerful country on Earth!!!! All these wars that happen is not because of hate or race it's because of POWER AND MONEY….and I stand for what this country has become I know our government did wrong at times but we wouldn't have this US freedom…. Every country wants to be powerful and be a leader…..but the US government had to sacrafice it's own people for our liberty and power as a nation….and I hate it that they did that but then again I have to agree for what they did to these men….some of you might be confused of what I'm saying so let me give you an example….. there is a man who does everything for his family provides for them to the fullest…but one of those family members starts to do what he wants to do and of course disrespecting the family and the man is not gonna like what this family member is doing cause it does not fit in his household beliefs…what I'm saying is everyone wants power in some sort of fashion regardless of what it takes to get it….and if you don't have power of your own self then what are you just a weak link to other people who will take advantage of you…and if you want power stand for you and for other people with an agreement that each can understand…as we know Republicans Democrats always fighting each other but why because of certain beliefs and how certain things affect this nation…and certain government officials did not like what JFK MLK RFK we're doing and that was showing weakness…and if you think it's about race JFK and RFK we're white that just tells you it's not about race it's about Power and having thing's in order to where every thing fits in the US agenda…I'm sorry but I'm glad our government did what it did…those 3 men would of destroyed this nation pure and simple…we would be just like every other 3rd world country that can't control it's citizen's…. Mexico El Salvador parts of Africa Asia and parts of Europe I can keep going but I shouldn't I'm no one to say none of this..if you wanna know more just send me an email….USA THE GREATEST LAND AND MOST POWERFUL!!!!!

  29. Reading a book right now about Robert Kennedy. He WAS the forefront of the civil rights movement. He didn't give shit what people said about him as well as what people did to him. Definitely a legend.

  30. with this background music even a speech of Hitler would sound like it had come from heaven. For this speech it isn't even necessary and it could have spoken for itself without such a obviously supporting music

  31. Imagine a video of a triumphant historical moment on YouTube without this fucking tired-ass song playing in the background! Imagine that!

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