Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Robert F Kennedy ~ Nov 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy died 39 years ago today. This world could sure use a few leaders like him today. He was passionate to a fault, and his passion was for the poor, the disenfranchised, those denied their rights. I love this picture of him, taken as he was beginning to champion the rights of the oppressed and forgotten (from the Library of Congress):

If you're interested in RFK, visit the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Site, where you can buy this t-shirt:
On the back of the shirt is printed RFK's famous "Ripple of Hope" quote: "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 that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Damn, that's so true it makes me want to cry!

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