• A special Spirit & Place event hosted by the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative. “I Have A Dream . . . About Indianapolis” Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church 1651 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue Starting with, and going beyond, Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, the […]

  • On April 4, 2015, in the presence of the steel and bronze memorial that marks the site and the moment, we meet in the park yet again to honor Robert Kennedy’s stirring words and Martin Luther King’s enduring legacy. We will elevate emerging new voices and honor the continuing work of building a strong and […]

  • The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative builds on the historical events of April 4, 1968 to raise awareness, provoke thought, and inspire action.   IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: As communities across the United States respond to the Michael Brown case, the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative (KKMI) seeks to remind all citizens what Robert Kennedy said in Indianapolis […]

  • As communities across the United States react to the Michael Brown case, the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative (KKMI) reminds all citizens what Robert Kennedy said in Indianapolis over 46 years ago – announcing to a downtown crowd that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life was taken: “What we need in the United States is not […]

  • Judge David Dryer began our June 6th gathering with a compelling welcome.  Listen to his talk here. Thank you all for joining our efforts!

  • We want to thank everyone for joining us June 6th for a wonderful memorial event!  Thanks to the generous efforts of Jeff Kisling we now have a photo tour of the gathering along with Congressman Carson’s poignant speech.  Thank you, Jeff, for taking excellent photos and preserving the event for all to enjoy!

  • As we begin our preparations for the June 6th gathering we are asking the big questions about how to make the world a better place. Here is what a few of our world leaders have to say about peace… “If we can not end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe […]

Bill Crawford 1936-2015

Bill Crawford

We are profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of our Board Co-Chair, Bill Crawford. Bill was inspired by what happened on April 4, 1968, and that inspiration became a fire that burned brightly for decades. His leadership, his integrity, his decency will all be deeply missed.



“Even in our sleep,
Pain which can not forget, 
Falls, drop by drop upon the heart 
Until, in our own despair, 
Against our will, 
Comes Wisdom, 
Through the awful
Grace of God.”