On April 4, 1968, shortly before giving a campaign speech in Indianapolis, Robert Kennedy learned of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Against his campaign's advice and without police protection, Kennedy gave a heartfelt, impromptu speech in an inner city park, in which Kennedy called for a reconciliation between the races.
Riots broke out in 60 cities in the wake of King's death, but not in Indianapolis, a fact many attribute to the effect of this remarkable speech. The text of the speech was engraved on Kennedy's grave site at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1993, a nationwide call for entries was issued for memorial designs to commemorate the site of Kennedy's speech. My design was selected and I oversaw the fabrication and installation. The memorial was unveiled in 1995.
There's a slide show below, and you can learn more here.