As darkness took hold on April 4, 1968, newly declared presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy stepped in front of a microphone atop a flatbed truck in a poor, predominantly black neighborhood in Indianapolis.
Looking out onto the crowd, Kennedy turned and quietly asked a city official, “Do they know about Martin Luther King?”
The civil rights leader had been shot a few hours earlier, though the news that he was dead hadn’t reached everyone yet.
“We’ve left it up to you,” the official said.
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