Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana primary

Title Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana primary
Names Boomhower, Ray E.
Book Number DBC01214
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "On April 4, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., arrived in Indiana to campaign for the Indiana Democratic presidential primary. As Kennedy prepared to fly from an appearance in Muncie to Indianapolis, he learned that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been shot outside his hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Before his plane landed in Indianapolis, Kennedy heard the news that King had died. Despite warnings from Indianapolis police that they could not guarantee his safety, and brushing off concerns from his own staff, Kennedy decided to proceed with plans to address an outdoor rally to be held in the heart of the city's African American community. On that cold and windy evening, Kennedy broke the news of King's death in an impassioned, extemporaneous speech on the need for compassion in the face of violence. It has proven to be one of the great speeches in American political history." "Marking the 40th anniversary of Kennedy's Indianapolis speech, this book explains what brought the politician to Indiana that day, and explores the characters and events of the 1968 Indiana Democratic presidential primary in which Kennedy, who was an underdog, had a decisive victory." Unrated.
Narrator Brake, Dennis.
Local Subject Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Politics and Government - POL
Current Events / Contemporary Issues - CON
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Audience Notes Unrated. Commercial Audio
Male narrator.
LC Subject Presidential candidates - United States - Biography
Political campaigns - Indiana - History - 20th century
Primaries - Indiana - History - 20th century
Indiana - Politics and government - 20th century
United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Legislators - United States - Biography
Downloadable books
Talking books
Call Number 973.922 ANF
Language English
Released 2008
Publication Info Indianapolis, IN : Indiana State Library, Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library, 2008
Original Publication Recorded from: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008.
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