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January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA and grew to be a Baptist minister, and a social activist who led the civil rights movement in the US from the mid 1950s until his assassination in 1968. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech that took place on August 28, 1963, grew a crowd of more than200,000 people on the nation’s capital. He emphasized his belief that someday all men could be brothers. King was fatally shot on April 4, 1968 on his balcony at the Loraine Motel in Los Angeles, Ca., by James Earl Ray. The famous speech that was given by Robert Kennedy shortly after the news of King’s death is considered one of the great addresses of the 20thcentury, a call for unity in a time of great unrest.I believe Kennedy’s speech began as more of a eulogy for King’s accomplishments and the person that he was and how he can relate. According to the New York Times, tensions were running high that night in Indianapolis and Kennedy stood on the back of a flatbed truck to deliver the news of King’s passing to a largely African-American crowd. As riots tore through other cities across the United States, Indianapolis remained calm that night. My name is Lisa Cuff and I will be evaluating Robert F. Kennedy’s speech, and the impact that it had on the American people.BODYNow let’s move on to Kennedy’s momentous address. The main purpose of Kennedy’s speech that night was to quickly address a black neighborhood of King’s passing and to ask for compassion and understanding between black and white people in the United States and to oppose violence in race relations.