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...MLK Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. As he noted in his speech,
“We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization -- black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion, and love.” (American Rhetoric 1).
It is apparent both blacks and whites struggling for equality during this period were saddened by his assassination because Luther King created an inclusive civil rights movement in America.