Martin Luther King Jr In addressing the tragedy of Dr King Robert F Kennedy

Martin luther king jr in addressing the tragedy of dr

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Indianapolis, Indiana along with the rest of the nation of the untimely loss of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addressing the tragedy of Dr. King, Robert F. Kennedy delivered one of the most sincere and compassionate speeches to come from a president of the United States. It was a speech that demonstrated understanding and sympathy for Dr. King’s family and the community that he served. “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
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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). This was how Kennedy started his speech and he immediately set a tone that resonated with the audience. I believe that he purposefully chose the location to deliver his speech based on the demographic of people in the area. Kennedy delivered his speech within the inner city of Indianapolis, which had a healthy African American demographic. The strategy here was to speak to a group that would most likely be affected by the news due to Dr, King’s influence on the community. President Kennedy wanted to address the
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