Lewis: Return to park on MLK anniversary was difficult

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Civil rights icon John Lewis says it was difficult for him to return to the Indianapolis park where 50 years ago he heard Robert Kennedy tell the crowd about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Lewis, who's now a Georgia congressman, spoke Wednesday before a few hundred people gathered in the park where Kennedy was to make a presidential campaign speech, but instead issued a call for peace and unity that's credited with helping Indianapolis avoid the riots that broke out in many cities.

Lewis was a Kennedy campaign aide in 1968 and says he hadn't returned to the park since King's death.