The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative builds on the historical events of April 4, 1968, to raise awareness, provoke thought and inspire action to eliminate division and injustice. The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative became a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization in 2015.

We have big dreams and concrete plans to transform the Martin Luther King Park campus into a center where people, institutions, and community partners can come together in bold dialogue and purposeful action.

The violent deaths of Kennedy and King call for candid and courageous conversations on how individuals, families and communities can address this scourge that wounds civil society. We are:

  • Creating original programs that teach, support, and inspire

  • Convening candid and courageous conversations

  • Collaborating with organizations that align with our mission

  • Cultivating a strong and vital King Park community


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The Landmark for Peace is a memorial sculpture in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the northside of Indianapolis. It honors the contributions of the slain leaders Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. The memorial, which features Kennedy and King reaching out to each other, was designed and executed by Indiana artist Greg Perry. The bronze portraits were created by Indianapolis sculptor Daniel Edwards.

On April 4, 2018, the memorial was designated as the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site.

KKMI in the News

On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy announced the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. to a majority-black crowd in an Indianapolis park. His impromptu speech is regarded as one of the most powerful and important addresses in American history. Kennedy's speech - equal parts eulogy and call for peace - came as America was erupting into violence. Because of his message of compassion, the crowd in Indianapolis returned home peacefully. As cities across America burned, Indianapolis remained peaceful.

The Speech of Sen. Robert (Bobby) Kennedy


Neighborhood Association

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Landmark for Peace Memorial