emu professor mark higbee on cnn

We’ve talked about Robert Kennedy quite a bit here over these past several years. Most recently, we were discussing a speech that he delivered in Indiana on the night that Martin Luther King was murdered. Much of the analysis in that thread came from local history professor Mark Higbee, who, at 7 years old, was there that night with his father, listening to Kennedy as he broke the news about King’s death. Well, his comments caught the attention of a producer at CNN, who was preparing a report on the 40th anniversary of King’s assassination. That report is now done, and, if you’re interested, you can see it on the CNN website. The video of Mark Higbee explaining how that night and the events surrounding MLK’s death are responsible for his decision to dedicate his life to researching race relations in America is particularly powerful.

The main CNN report can be found here. And, if you want to see Mark Higbee’s video go here. Just click on the link that says “United States,” and roll your mouse over the city of Indianapolis. When you see the name “Higbee” pop up, click on it, and the video should load.

[The video of Mark was shot by EMU video services librarian, Ray Lucas.]

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4 Comments

  1. Posted March 30, 2008 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That was good. Thanks Mark(s).

  2. Ed Hutchison
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    Well said. I had heard Mark’s recounting of that night in the cold some 30 years ago. It has lost none of its passion or sincerity.

  3. Mark H.
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey, Ed! Nice to hear from you! Where are you, my old friend? email me at mhigbee at emich dot edu!

  4. mark
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Mark Maynard dotcom, Where Old Friendships are Rekindled.

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