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Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Robert F. Kennedy, senator and presidential candidate, answering reporters' questions after arriving for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 April 8

@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)


In this series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips from Atlanta, Georgia on April 8, 1968 presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy answers reporters' questions upon his arrival in Atlanta for the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The clip begins with a private airplane landing at the airport in Atlanta. Senator Robert F. Kennedy greets people as he exits the airplane. Speaking to waiting reporters, Kennedy asserts that the assassination of Dr. King will "make it much more difficult for our country and our society to progress." The clip breaks and catches the end of a reporter's question to Kennedy. In response, Kennedy stresses that the country "can't tolerate violence" and needs to deal with the violence as well as the injustices that often lead to violence. He also emphasizes the importance of jobs as well as communication between African American and white citizens. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot at the Loraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968 and buried in Atlanta, Georgia on April 9. Kennedy, who worked with King while serving as Attorney General during John F. Kennedy's presidential administration, was one of the officials who attended the funeral.Title supplied by cataloger.IMLS Grant, 2008.Digibeta Center Cut (4 x 3) downconvert from HDD5 1080/23.98PsF film transfer.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia