158. ROBERT F. KENNEDY: A ripple of hope
Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) was an American politician. As Attorney General, Kennedy layed the smackdown on organised crime, spoke out for civil rights and was chief counsel to his brother, President John F. Kennedy. After his brother was assassinated, Kennedy served as New York senator before running as a presidential candidate for the 1968 election. Committed to improving the conditions of the poor and racial minorities, Kennedy was the favourite to win the Democratic party nomination until he was also tragically assassinated.
This quote is taken from Kennedy’s famous Day of Affirmation speech, given in South Africa in 1966. Kennedy’s five-day visit to South Africa, where he spoke out against apartheid, inspired millions of South Africans. You can listen to the audio of the quote here, and it is now inscribed on Kennedy’s memorial.
One of Kennedy’s favourite quotes, which he used often in speeches, is by George Bernard Shaw:
“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
This is the latest comic featuring the boy Dragonslayer. Read his previous adventures:
PART 1. CALVIN COOLIDGE: Never Give Up
PART 2. OSWALD CHAMBERS: Mountains and Valleys
PART 3. SAMUEL BECKETT: Ever Tried. Ever Failed
PART 4. WINSTON CHURCHILL: Never Yield to Force
– Thanks to Daniel for submitting this quote.