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Indianapolis, Indiana along with the rest of the nation of the untimely loss of Dr. Martin LutherKing Jr.In addressing the tragedy of Dr. King, Robert F. Kennedy delivered one of the mostsincere and compassionate speeches to come from a president of the United States. It was aspeech that demonstrated understanding and sympathy for Dr. King’s family and the communitythat he served. “I'm only going to talk to you just for a minute or so this evening, because I havesome -- 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 think, sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people wholove peace all over the world; and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonightin Memphis, Tennessee” (American Rhetoric). This was how Kennedy started his speech and heimmediately set a tone that resonated with the audience. I believe that he purposefully chose thelocation to deliver his speech based on the demographic of people in the area. Kennedy deliveredhis speech within the inner city of Indianapolis, which had a healthy African Americandemographic. The strategy here was to speak to a group that would most likely be affected by thenews due to Dr, King’s influence on the community. President Kennedy wanted to address the