Thursday, June 5, 2008

June 5: Remembering RFK

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Today and tomorrow, America commemorates the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Robert Francis Kennedy. His personal and political evolution during the 1960s and many of his words inspired millions of Americans.

(Note and update: Kennedy was shot late in the day on June 5, 1968. He died in the early hours of June 6.)

Here is a link to one of his speeches, about violence, at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Web site. The speech, given just days after Martin Luther King's assassination and two months before his own, is just as relevant today:

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