Martin Luther King's Eulogy Summary

502 Words3 Pages
“I have bad news for you, for all of our fellow citizens, and people who live peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight” (Kennedy).It was on April 4, 1968 with hundreds of African American attending to this political event. Robert F. Kennedy wasn’t aware of this happening until he was informed that Martin Luther King was assassinated. As he heard the new about Martin Luther King, he wrote his speech on his way to the event. The article “Martin Luther King’s Eulogy by Robert F. Kennedy” was a speech about Martin Luther King being informed to the people because they were unaware of this tragic event happening to be their leader and was assassinated. He’s tone of his speech was calm, sad and motivated.…show more content…
Kennedy uses that tone of calm to show his respect to the people in the crowd because Martin Luther King was killed by a white man. If he were to have a different tone, it could have affected the mood and the African American would go insane and seek for revenge. At the time of the year, there was hatred for both white and black people. Kennedy may have a difficult time explaining the situation but goes on to his point. He shows he can motivate the people to find what is right and wrong of the hatred between white and black people. “What we need in the United States is not division; …not hatred; … not violence or lawlessness but love and wisdom, and compassion towards one another…” (Kennedy). Kennedy steps up and helps Martin Luther King to complete what he had first started and finished it to the end. He wants the people to improve the life changes and want justice for all human being whether black or white. “Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and to replace that violence, that stain of blood that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand with compassion and love” (Kennedy). Kennedy wants to show that he wants people to have their rights and respects the African American people as he respects to Martin Luther King. Kennedy wants both white and black to unite together and be in a better place where there are equal

    More about Martin Luther King's Eulogy Summary

      Open Document