x

13 WTHR Indianapolis | Indianapolis Local News & Weather

Celebrating Robert Kennedy's legacy, 52 years later

June 5 marks the 52nd anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) -June 5 marks the 52nd anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.

To celebrate his life and legacy, people gathered at the Landmark for Peace Memorial north of downtown Saturday morning.

The memorial is the spot where Robert Kennedy announced the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. He addressed the crowd reminding them to stay strong and hopeful.

That is the same message the Kennedy King Initiative is trying to spread today.

“Walk through these steps and see these two arms reaching out to one another and when you go back to your respective homes and communities, reach out to those around you,” said Darryl Lockett, executive director of Kennedy King Initiative. “We have a growing diversity in Indianapolis. That is our strength if we reach out to one another and come together in times like this.”