RFK - JUNE 5, 1948 / JERUSALEM / AGE 22                    JUNE 5, 1967 THE SIX DAY WAR                  JUNE 5, 1968  THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL, LOS ANGELES

                      REPORTING ON ISRAELI INDEPENDENCE EFFORT       MOSHE DAYAN , ITZCHAK RABIN               FRONT PAGE PHOTO OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

                                                                                                                                                                                            "I AM STANDING NEXT TO THE ABC CAMERAMAN"


THE RIPPLE OF HOPE SPEECH WAS GIVEN IN SOUTH AFRICA AT A TIME THAT APARTHEID WAS STILL THE LAW. SENATOR KENNEDY GAVE THIS SPEECH WHICH ENCOURAGES THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA TO THIS DAY.  THE PLACE WAS PACKED AND LOUD SPEAKERS WERE SET UP OUTSIDE THE HALL. THE GOVERNMENT SAW KENNEDY AS AN AGITATOR AND CUT OFF THE MIKES. THESE WORDS CAN BE SAID OF CLIMATE CHANGE. THERE ARE STILL NAY SAYERS WHO HAVE A LOT OF POWER.


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"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. Thousands of Peace Corps volunteers are making a difference in isolated villages and city slums in dozens of countries.

Thousands of unknown men and women in Europe resisting the occupation of the Nazis and many died, but all added to the ultimate strength and freedom of their countries.

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."


                                        SENATOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JUNE 6, 1966   /  SOUTH AFRICA





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AMERICA HAS NEVER RECOVERED FROM THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR GREATEST CHAMPIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE. 

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IT IS TIME TO TAKE ACTION LET US ALL BECOME A RIPPLE OF  HOPE AND DARING.