Robert Kennedy announces the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

On this week dedicated to the memory of one of the greatest men in history, Martin Luther King, Jr., this video of Robert Kennedy announcing his assassination reminds us of the importance of humanity and grace in the face of great tragedy. His tremendous courage and compassion are moving. Try not to cry around minute 3.

His message holds true today. When the noise around us tries to elicit a feeling of injustice and revenge, it is important to remember that we are all part of this world together, that violence and vengefulness will not create justice. We are reminded that all of us in this nation ultimately want peace and equality for all human beings.

“Let us tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life in this world” Bobby Kennedy, 1968

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