Robert Francis Kennedy, November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy in South Africa

On this day in 1968 Robert Francis Kennedy lost his life to an assassin’s bullet.

In mourning him today we also celebrate his life. It was a life that gave the world hope. And with hope comes possibility. He said:

"Men without hope, resigned to despair and oppression, do not make revolutions. It is when expectation replaces submission, when despair is touched with the awareness of possibility, that the forces of human desire and the passion for justice are unloosed."

Rest in peace, Bobby.

In remembrance:

  • Robert Kennedy’s speech at University of Cape Town
  • Edward Kennedy’s tribute to Bobby Kennedy


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One Response to Robert Francis Kennedy, November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968

  1. ZaFa says:

    Bobby was a true leader and a hero.

    Part of Ted Kennedy’s eology fo rhis brother:

    My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.

    — — —

    As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:
    “Some men see things as they are and say why.
    I dream things that never were and say why not.

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