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please? -- 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” (American Rhetoric, n.d.). Robert F. Kennedy’s address was to speak to this audience because he felt this community would be the most affected by the tragic news of Dr. King’s assassination. Robert F. Kennedy was hoping to have a response of one that would defuse any possible riots (Evans, 2018). This did work, as Indianapolis Indiana was calm (Evans, 2018). Meanwhile other cities were seen rioting and protesting due to the assassination of Dr. King. Robert F. Kennedy’s speech was given with a calm demeanor and spoke of Dr.
King by saying “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. For those of you who are black -- considering the