Bobby Kennedy - Announces Run for Presidency

While he was still Attorney General, during his brother’s administration, Bobby Kennedy told journalists that an African-American could be president of the United States within forty years.  His observations were printed in U.S. newspapers on the 27th of May, 1961.  (Tim Russert gets the year wrong in this “Meet the Press” clip.)

The day after he announced his own candidacy for the U.S. presidency, RFK appeared on television to explain why he was running.  This clip features one such appearance.

Media Credits

Clip from Meet the Press with Tim Russert, 2008 - the year Russert unexpectedly died of a heart attack. 

Courtesy, NBC and YouTube.


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