CAS Lesson 3 Assignment.docx - Robert Kennedy Draws on Empathy to Lift MLK Mourners Penn State World Campus Dr Martin Luther King Jr an important

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Robert Kennedy Draws on Empathy to Lift MLK Mourners Penn State World Campus
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an important figurehead in the American Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated on April 4, 1968. During one of the most tumultuous periods in 20th century American history, he was revered by the black population as the lead crusader for the fight against segregation and oppression of black people. He likewise had many white supporters in progressive parts of America, sharing his vision for a more inclusive, equitable nation. Dr. King publicly fought for equal rights, leading marches and giving speeches across the country, and inspiring those to whom he spoke. As the representative and mouthpiece for progress for the black population, his assassination came as a shock and left his followers feeling devastated, angry, and helpless. Robert F. Kennedy was on his way to Indianapolis to give a campaign speech when he learned of Dr. King’s assassination. He chose to use this constraint as an opportunity to address the distraught and disrupted King followers and offer a message of unity and hope.
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  • Fall '07
  • NICHOLAS,CHERYLL
  • John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy

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