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Lesson 3On April 4th1968, Robert F. Kennedy, the democratic candidate for the next Presidentialelections was in Indianapolis for one his campaign conventions when Martin Luther KingJr. was assassinated. Instead of cancelling his convention, he went ahead and deliveredan impromptu speech to a mostly African-American crowd where he broke the news ofKing’s death. Kennedy’s speech consisted of numerous rhetorical devices, whicheffectively calmed an agitated and upset crowd.In this rhetorical situation, the speaker is Robert F. Kennedy, occasion is to inform andthe public about Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the message is to offer condolence andto ask the African Americans to be calm and not resort to violent measures, and theaudience is the American African crowd. This assassination created an exigence in formof huge uproar among the African American community, which lead to numerous riots.Kennedy delivered this speech to address this exigence.In his initial gesture of asking people to put down the political signs, he made it clear