RFK Legacy Education Project (Landing Page)

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.

During his lifetime, Robert Kennedy fought passionately for human rights both in the United States and across the globe. He became a champion of the oppressed and impoverished, believing that each of us, and especially youth, has both the responsibility and capacity to make a positive difference in overcoming social injustice.

The RFK Legacy Education Project is a rich collection of digital resources designed to inform and inspire a new generation by:

  • Exploring the courageous journey of  Robert Kennedy through his inspiring words and actions
  • Discovering of the meaning of his message and learning to apply it to our own times
  • Maintaining the legacy of one of the most impassioned human rights figures in American history
  • Joining the legacy of his call for each of us to take a stand against injustice

Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws; but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted; when we tolerate what we know to be wrong; when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened; when we fail to speak up and speak out – we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.

*Lesson plans, activities and other teacher resources are available for each section above.

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