April 4th, 1968 Martin Luther King was shot and killed.
On that night, Robert F Kennedy, New Yorks senator back then, wanted to deliver the news to the people of Indianapolis, IN
Local police warned him, they wont be able to provide protection if the people wold riot because he was in the heart of the African-American ghetto.
He wrote his notes on his ride and started the speech without any drafts or prewritten words before his assistance would give him their proposed draft.
This speech was delivered on a back of a Flatbed truck.
Although all major cities had riots, Indianapolis remained calm after RFKs speech
63 days after this speech, RFK got assassinated.
I reproduced the video, creating this version after adding the above mentioned details to it, so the speech can be put into context for everyone who watches it.
The reason I labeled it as The Greatest Speech Ever was simply the fact that it was never written, it wasnt read from a piece of paper, while there are numerous speeches that are life-changing and timeless, they were almost all written and thought of much more than this one. This one was only written in his heart.
I have some very sad news for all of you, and I think sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, its perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in.
For those of you who are black - considering the evidence evidently is, there were white people who were responsible - you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge.
We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization - black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or