About one month before he was killed, when asked by David Frost how his obituary should read, Robert Kennedy responded: robert Kennedy in Mississippi Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off. I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this? I'd like to feel that I'd…
Family portrait of American politician Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968), his wife Ethel Kennedy (nee Skakel), and their children, as they stand on the steps outside their home, McLean, Virginia, March 1958. Pictured are, Robert Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, who holds infant Michael (1958 - 1997), and, the children from left, Kathleen (later Kathleen Kennedy Townsend), Joseph II, Courtney (later Courtney Kennedy Hill), Robert Jr, and David (1955 - 1984).
Bobby and Ethel had eleven children: Kathleen Hartington Kennedy, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr, David Anthony Kennedy, Mary Courtney Kennedy, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Mary Kerry Kennedy, Christopher George Kennedy, Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, Douglas Harriman Kennedy, and Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy (who was born the December after her father's assassination).
"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." RFK
Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) (center) reaches to shake the hand of a Catholic nun as he is surrounded by elementary school children during his inspection of an anti-poverty program in Greenville, Mississippi on April 11, 1967. (AP Photo)