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A Ripple of Hope: Film Screening and Conversation with Producer/Director Donald Boggs
August 23, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.| $15
A Ripple of Hope is a powerful documentary produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Dr. Donald Boggs that explores the passion for justice and personal courage that linked Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in life as well as death. This film traces the events of April 4, 1968, when major cities across the United States erupted in riots and fires as news spread of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Already en route to Indianapolis for a presidential campaign rally, candidate Kennedy was urged to cancel the rally for his own personal safety. Instead, he gave an extemporaneous speech that was credited with creating a sense of calm that averted violence in Indianapolis during the chaotic days following Dr. King’s death.
This was the final program in support of the temporary photography exhibit, Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., which closes on September 3, 2018. The program included a film screening of the one-hour documentary, A Ripple of Hope, which narrates the events of that tragic day through the voices of those who were there, including Robert Kennedy’s press secretary Frank Mankiewicz, U.S. Representative John Lewis, former U.S. Representative Julia Carson and many more. A discussion with Dr. Boggs followed the screening. View this program on YouTube.