The Post – Extra – Last Speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., RFK’s Speech That Night

If you are interested, there are two You Tube videos, one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last speech in Memphis, and one of Robert F. Kennedy’s, the night of MLK’s assassination. The latter comes complete with footage that shows the pain and division in our country that year, as well as the pain in the man himself.

The videos on are on the blog: Roosevelt Islander, and are in the April 4, 2008 entry, marking the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr,’s assassination. Within 2 months of these videos, Kennedy himself would be dead. As the blog notes: “How might the United States been different had these two men not been killed?”

To view these videos, click here. If for some reason that link doesn’t work, here’s another, the Wikio News link for those same two speeches.

RFK in his speech that night in April, 1968, paraphrased a quote from Aeschylus, from Agamemnon. It is a heartfelt quote, that I share here:

“In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”

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