Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary
On the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed, Robert Kennedy was preparing to campaign for the Indiana Democratic presidential primary. Learning of the civil rights leader's assassination, 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. This book explores the characters and events of the 1968 Indiana Democratic presidential primary in which Kennedy, who was an underdog, had a decisive victory.