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Day of Affirmation speech

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Day of Affirmation speech

The Day of Affirmation speech was a speech given by Robert F. Kennedy to National Union of South African Students members at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on June 6, 1966. Kennedy, who was then a U.S. Senator from New York, gave the speech two years before his 1968 presidential campaign, which came to an end when Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles. It is one of his most noted speeches.

In the speech Kennedy talked about individual liberty, apartheid, and the need for civil rights in the United States at a time when the American civil rights movement was ongoing.


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  • Text and audio of the speech from the John F. Kennedy Library
  • Text of the speech from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
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