At a time where racial divide was rampant, RFK decides to deliver the sad news that MLK was killed of which compelling evidence pointed to a white person as the assassin. Yet RFK is willing to stand at the heart of the African American area and pronounce MLK’s dearth. The police warn him as they would not be able to guarantee security for him. Yet this man RFK decides to go anyhow. This to me goes to show that RFK was willing to lay down his life for what he believed in, he had calculated the cost of being a leader. The other challenge he would be faced with is, how do you even prepare a speech for such a terrible and great loss in the country? what do you say to the people who have just lost their anchor of hope?
Here is the link to RFK’s speech, utterly amazing, just amazing…we need more of these kind of leaders. “And let’s dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.” –Robert F Kennedy