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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Abraham, Martin and John

I am too young to remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  My mother tells me that I saw Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald, but I really don't remember.

I have vague childhood memories of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and then, a few months later, of Bobby Kennedy.  I remember Kennedy's funeral. 

I remember the turmoil, the civic unrest, that followed their deaths.

Words matter.

1 comment:

bookworm said...

I was 10 when Kennedy was assassinated. So I do remember, but I didn't have an adult's understanding of the events. I was in high school during much of Vietnam. In some ways, we are going through a similar time in our history. Hopefully, we will be able to survive it and be better for it. Alana

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