Forty years later, hope flowers anew

A poignant video of Robert F. Kennedy. He announces that Martin Luther King, Jr., has been assassinated. He appeals for Americans — black Americans in particular — to exercise understanding, compassion, and love.

(Make sure you watch the video to the end.)

Two months later, Kennedy himself was assassinated. The date was June 6, 1968.

Forty years later, understanding is as elusive as ever. Yet hope, seemingly a fragile flower, persistently blooms in the human heart.

h/t Andrew Sullivan.

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