A very moving article that brings light to our current state. We cannot remain silent. The true meaning of Robert F. Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis.
On the night the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, Robert F. Kennedy climbed onto the back of a flatbed truck in Indianapolis and addressed a largely African American crowd that had yet to hear the news. Stricken and vulnerable, hurting and heartbroken, my grandfather offered them what he could. Not a magic wand to heal all wounds, but some humanity to hold on to, from a man who knew what it meant to ache.
While riots and violence shook the rest of the country in the hours that followed, Indianapolis stayed calm.
That conservative Post commentator Hugh Hewitt recently manipulated that moment in his column to take a political shot against the Democratic Party is grotesque.