KeywordsKennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Civil rights leaders
Indiana Historical Society
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AbstractMuseum Theater and Exhibits staff hired, trained, and filmed actors in Los Angeles, California to recreate Robert F. Kennedy’s moving speech and the few seconds of conversation between RFK and the gentlemen around him. Utilizing a hologram like technology, actors were filmed in front of a black screen. In order to make the actors appear three dimensionally, they had to be lit from all sides at once.
“You Are There 1968: Robert F. Kennedy Speaks” recreated the night of April 4, 1968, at the corner of Seventeenth and Broadway Streets in Indianapolis on the basketball court of the Broadway Christian Center. Intended to be a presidential campaign rally for Robert F. Kennedy, the first people to arrive did not know of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Kennedy informed the crowd of the tragic news in an emotional but brief six minute speech.
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