Kennedy-King Park Bill Passes Congress

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The park features the Kennedy-King Memorial. The park features the Kennedy-King Memorial.
INDIANAPOLIS -

A bill that would recognize the Kennedy-King Park in Indianapolis as a National Commemorative Site is heading to President Donald Trump's desk for signature. The legislation also includes the park as part of the African American Civil Rights Network.

In a joint statement, U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN) praised the bill's passage. They say the bill recognizes the importance of Robert F. Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.

"RFK’s speech helped shape our community in a time of tragedy and sorrow," said Donnelly. "The speech carried on Dr. King’s vision of nonviolence. We are proud this legislation has passed the Senate and the House of Representatives."

In addition to the bill, Indiana's congressional delegation has sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking for the park to be designated as National Historic Landmark. You can read that letter by clicking here.

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