April 4th, 1968 is a day that we should never forget.
“On that day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was felled by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee.
Here in Indianapolis, Bobby Kennedy was campaigning for President that day and received word that Dr. King had been killed. Kennedy called for peace as many cities erupted in violence in reaction to Dr. King’s assassination. Indianapolis heeded that call and did not riot.
Joining Bobby Kennedy that night was John Lewis, then a campaign aide to Kennedy and a former lieutenant in Dr. King’s organization. Now a Congressman from Atlanta, our community will host John Lewis in Indianapolis tomorrow as we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death.
Embedded below is a television segment featuring Congressman John Lewis in “Indiana Trailblazers”, a PBS documentary that highlights Indiana civil rights and features Congressman Lewis talking about April 4th. Let us all remember that the struggle for equality continues and that Dr. King’s dream of unity can come true…. if we work together.”
– Robin E. Winston, Documentary Producer
Congressman John Lewis in Documentary
Video Link: https://youtu.be/hh5b8YB9dBg