quality of our life and want justice for all human beings that abide in our

Quality of our life and want justice for all human

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quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land” (Robert Kennedy) . These sentences reach out to the public to try to show them that there is still hope for them, even though King is no longer with them. It demonstrates Kennedy’s knowledge of their wants and needs, their desire to be considered as equal as White people in America. Furthermore, while Robert Kennedy was not African-American, his own experiences helped to give him an understanding of what the people in the crowd were feeling, as well as providing the crowd with an empathetical connection to the presidential candidate. As Kennedy discusses how the Black communities must be feeling at this moment, he also shares his own personal tragedy. Kennedy lets it be known that “[he] had a member of [his] family killed, but [that family member] was killed by a White man” (Robert Kennedy). Relating to the audience on their emotional level grants Kennedy a greater psychological understanding than what other pres- idential candidates that could have had during their speeches.
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Jury 3 Although Kennedy’s speech is seen as relatively short in comparison to most historical addresses, the length of his presentation was fitting for the situation and given the time he had to prepare his speech. Seeing as Robert Kennedy had not previously been prepared to deliver a
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  • Fall '07
  • NICHOLAS,CHERYLL

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