Words: “…the danger of futility…”

RFK - arena of human activity

“…the danger of futility:
the belief there is nothing
one man or one woman can do
against the enormous array
of the world’s ills
– against misery and ignorance,
injustice and violence. Yet many
of the world’s greatest movements,
of thought and action,
have flowed from the work
of a single man [woman]

Photo by R. W. Rynerson, May 1968.
Photo by R. W. Rynerson, May 1968.

… 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…”

Robert F. Kennedy
N.U.S.A.S. “Day of Affirmation” Speech June 6th, 1966
University of Cape Town, South Africa


Robert (Bobby) Francis Kennedy
(November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)

US Attorney General
Husband, Father
Brother to President John F. Kennedy Jr.
Civil rights advocate
U.S. Senator from New York
Presidential candidate

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