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Request for Cosponsor(s)

Help Celebrate Black History Month

By Cosponsoring H.R. 4851

Establish a Kennedy-King National Historic Site


Recognize the 50th Anniversary of RFK’s Speech in Indianapolis


Dear Colleague:

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 4851, the Kennedy-King National Historic Site Establishment Act, a bipartisan
bill to establish a new National Historic Site within the National Park Service on the current grounds of the Kennedy-King Memorial and the Indianapolis Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

On April 4, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy had a scheduled speech in Indianapolis, Indiana during his campaign for the presidency of the United States.  However, just before he was to give his remarks, Senator Kennedy was told of the assassination of Dr. King
before the news became widely known to the public.

Senator Kennedy changed his planned remarks to inform the large crowd gathered in the local park of the assassination of Dr. King and called for a non-violent response to Dr. King’s death.  Senator Kennedy’s speech has been described as one of the greatest
addresses of the 20th Century.   It was a call for unity and non-violence in a time of great unrest.  The site of this impactful speech should be preserved as a national treasure and this year’s 50th anniversary of the speech is a fitting time for preservation.

I urge my colleagues to join me in helping to establish the Kennedy-King National Historic site as a unit of the National Park System in Indianapolis, Indiana by cosponsoring this bill.  To cosponsor, or if you have questions, please contact Andrea Martin
at 5-4011 or .




André Carson

Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues
Selected legislative information: Judiciary, Natural Resources, Transportation
Related Bill Information
Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 4851
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