cas100 L03 assignment.docx - When Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4th 1968 Robert F Kennedy delivered a very compassionate speech

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When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4 th , 1968, Robert F. Kennedy delivered a very compassionate speech addressing the tragedy. The man who assassinated MLK Jr. was James Earl Ray and it happened in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl May wanted to assassinate MLK Jr. because he did not share the same beliefs. He did not believe in what MLK Jr. was fighting for, which was equality between the African American and Caucasian populations. Kennedy gave his speech from Indianapolis, Indiana and he was focusing on the African American audience. While Robert F. Kennedy was addressing the sudden loss of MLK Jr., he showed an understanding and compassion for him, his surviving family, and his followers. He also showed in his address that he had experienced an assassination in his own family. One way that Kennedy showed compassion in his speech was in the beginning when he said, “I'm only going to talk to you just for a minute or so this evening, because I have some -- some very sad news for all of you -- Could you lower those signs, please? -- I have some very sad news for all of you, and, I
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