The acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Don Boggs sheds light on the fateful night of April 4, 1968 in Indianapolis. Presented by Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Anderson University, Heartland Film, and Indiana Historical Society.On April 4, 1968, the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, Robert Kennedy was in the midst of a presidential campaign that was attempting to bridge the racial and economic divisions. As word of the assassination spread, riots and fires erupted in cities across the nation. Though urged to cancel a rally before a mixed crowd in the inner city of Indianapolis, Robert Kennedy refused. The threat of violence was very real. But the few, simple words he spoke that night are credited with creating a sense of calm that averted violence during chaotic days following Dr. King’s death.
5:30 p.m. - Reception ($25/per person)
7 p.m. - Screening of "A Ripple of Hope" (FREE)
8 p.m. - Panel Discussion (FREE)
Panelists include: Don Boggs (filmmaker/moderator), Kerry Kennedy (daughter of RFK), David Margolick, Frank Thomas and Ray Boomhower.
$25 for reception, Film Screening + Panel (FREE)