RFK Center - Defending Human Rights In This World
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RFK at 50

James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss
September 30, 1962
The Attorney General ensures the enrollment of James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, Oxford.

Reassuring an Anxious World
February 1962
The Attorney General and Mrs. Robert Kennedy embark on a goodwill tour of Asia and Europe.

Desegregating America’s Bus Terminals
September 22, 1961
Robert Kennedy wins ruling for desegregation of America’s bus terminals

Riders in the Storm
May 20, 1961
Robert Kennedy sees Freedom Riders safely out of Alabama

Robert F. Kennedy Speaks at the University of Georgia
May 6, 1961
Robert Kennedy outlines his brother's administration's aggressive stance toward promoting civil rights

Robert F. Kennedy Sworn in as Attorney General
January 21, 1961
Robert Kennedy is sworn in as the 64th Attorney General of the United States


“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.”

Robert F. Kennedy
Capetown, June 6th 1966