In Memoriam: Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy’s moving speech in Indianapolis after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., was an extraordinary moment in the history of race in America. The grief of 1968 deepened even further when RFK was shot two months later in Los Angeles. Those senseless killings and the street violence at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago later that summer marked the beginning of a lifelong mistrust in politics for me. I haven’t tried to feel hope in the American dream since then… until now.

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