Lesson_3_Assignment.docx - Lindsey Smith Student ID 930461816 Lesson 3 Assignment Part I Robert F Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther

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Lindsey Smith – Student ID 930461816 Lesson 3 Assignment Part I: Robert F. Kennedy, “Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.” 1. Levels of Audience Analysis Demographics o Predominately African American crowd o “the people of Indianapolis, IN” RFK began his speech by informing the predominantly African American crowd of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. After asking the crowd to lower their campaign signs, he stated “I have some very sad news for all of you, and I think sad news for all of our fellow citizens and people who love peace all over the world. And that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.” Cultures o Beliefs and Values o Prior Understanding He went on to explain the beliefs and values in which Martin Luther King stood by and was so passionate about. “Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day-- in this difficult time for the United States-- it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in.” He gives the crowd a choice on how to react. Because they have prior understanding of what MLK Jr. stood for, and fought so hard for, the crowd can analyze what has happened, and make a choice on how to react. Kennedy laid out the facts creating a ground work to make a choice from. He told them “you can to be filled with bitterness and with hatred and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization-- black people amongst blacks and white amongst whites filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend and replace that violence-- that stain of bloodshed that is spread across our land-- with an effort to understand, compassion, and love.” By doing this, he was not condescending;
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