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Kendra FeltonCAS 100C-007Dr. David DzikowskiJanuary 24, 2016Robert F. Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther KingApril 4, 1968 marked yet another day of tragedy for the United States of America. April4thmarked the day that we lost one of our nation’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin LutherKing Jr. Dr. King had been assassinated by a man named James Earl Ray who was a well-knownracist and criminal. He had carefully planned to eliminate Dr. King due to his mission of buildingracial equality between African Americans and Caucasians. “James Earl Ray was born in Alton,Illinois, on March 10, 1928. A confirmed racist and small-time criminal, Ray began plotting theassassination of revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in early 1968. He shot andkilled King in Memphis on April 4, 1968, confessing to the crime the following March. Ray diedin prison on April 23, 1998” (History.com). It was Ray’s act of hate that resulted in theunexpected loss of a phenomenal leader. During this time, our country was led by, then presidentRobert F. Kennedy, and he delivered and impromptu address to inform the citizens ofIndianapolis, Indiana along with the rest of the nation of the untimely loss of Dr. Martin Luther