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Connecting with the Audience

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Speech, Robert Kennedy, 1968
Robert F. Kennedy delivered this speech in Indianapolis, Indiana to a crowd that was unaware that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

What function does the discussion of Kennedy's murdered family member in paragraph 6 serve in relation to his audience?

A

To connect with their shared feelings and anger over the actions of a white man during a time of Civil Rights crisis.

B

To establish that despite not being black, he too understands the want to be upset at a white man.

C

To connect with his audience about loss and confusion, as he lost someone important due to a white man.

D

To further his claim that one cannot be solely angry at a white man.