Lesson 3 Assignment - Kendra Felton CAS 100C-007 Dr David Dzikowski Robert F Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Dr Martin Luther King April 4 1968

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Kendra Felton CAS 100C-007 Dr. David Dzikowski January 24, 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King April 4, 1968 marked yet another day of tragedy for the United States of America. April 4 th marked the day that we lost one of our nation’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King had been assassinated by a man named James Earl Ray who was a well-known racist and criminal. He had carefully planned to eliminate Dr. King due to his mission of building racial 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 the assassination of revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in early 1968. He shot and killed King in Memphis on April 4, 1968, confessing to the crime the following March. Ray died in prison on April 23, 1998” (History.com). It was Ray’s act of hate that resulted in the unexpected loss of a phenomenal leader. During this time, our country was led by, then president Robert F. Kennedy, and he delivered and impromptu address to inform the citizens of Indianapolis, Indiana along with the rest of the nation of the untimely loss of Dr. Martin Luther
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