When Robert Kennedy gave this speech he was campaigning for President of the United States. The speech that Kennedy was set to give in the inner city of Indianapolis on April 4, 1968, was changed very quickly after Kennedy learned of the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death that afternoon. His speech has been widely recognized as a great success and even though unrest occurred in many major cities after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., there was no violence in Indianapolis, where the speech was delivered.
The following is a recorded video of Robert F. Kennedy's speech on April 4, 1968.
One of the memorable parts of the speech that Robert F. Kennedy gave that preceded applause was this:
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 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 (Robert F. Kennedy Speech at www.historyplace.com).The following is a video from Podium about the speech that Robert F. Kennedy gave on April 4, 1968.