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    SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY, BROTHER OF ASSASSINATED U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CONCLUDED HIS?

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    TABLE MOUNTAIN; THE UNIVERSITY'S JAMESON HALL; KENNEDY.



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    KENNEDY: "YET AS I TALK TO YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, I AM IMPRESSED, NOT BY THE DIVERSITY, BUT BY THE CLOSENESS OF THEIR GOALS, THEIR DESIRE AND THEIR CONCERN AND THEIR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE. THERE IS DISCRIMINATION IN NEW YORK, THE RACIAL INEQUALITY OF APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA, AND SERFDOM IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PERU. PEOPLE STARVE TO DEATH IN THE STREETS OF INDIA, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER IS SUMMARILY EXECUTED IN THE CONGO, INTELLECTUALS GO TO JAIL IN RUSSIA, AND THOUSANDS ARE SLAUGHTERED IN INDONESIA. WEALTH IS LAVISHED ON ARMAMENTS EVERYWHERE ON THE WORLD. THESE ARE DIFFERENT EVILS, BUT THEY ARE THE COMMON WORKS OF MAN. THEY REFLECT THE IMPERFECTIONS OF HUMAN JUSTICE, THE INADEQUACY OF HUMAN COMPASSION, THE DEFECTIVENESS OF OUR SENSIBILITIES WITH THE SUFFERINGS OF OUR FELLOWS, THEY MARK THE LIMIT OF OUR ABILITY TO USE KNOWLEDGE FOR THE WELL-BEING OF OUR FELLOW-HUMAN BEINGS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD....IN THE WORLD WE WOULD LIKE TO BUILD, SOUTH AFRICA COULD PLAY AN OUTSTANDING ROLE, IN A ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN THAT EFFORT. THIS COUNTRY IS WITHOUT QUESTION A PRE-EMINENT REPOSITORY OF THE WEALTH AND THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE SKILL OF THIS CONTINENT. HERE ARE THE GREATER PART OF AFRICA'S RESEARCH SCIENTISTS IN STEEL PRODUCTION. MOST OF ITS RESERVOIRS ARE FULL, AND OF ELECTRIC POWER. MANY SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO AFRICAN TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT AND WORLD SCIENCE. THE NAMES OF SOME ARE KNOWN WHEREVER MEN SEEK TO ELIMINATE THE RAVAGES OF TROPICAL DISEASE AND OF PESTILENCE. IN YOUR FACULTIES AND COUNCILS, HERE IN THIS VERY AUDIENCE, ARE HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO COULD TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF MILLIONS FOR ALL TIME TO COME. BUT THE HELP AND LEADERSHIP OF SOUTH AFRICA OR THE UNITED STATES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED IF WE, IN OUR OWN COUNTRIES, OR IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS, DENY INDIVIDUAL INTEGRITY, HUMAN DIGNITY, AND THE COMMON HUMANITY OF MAN."




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    Background: SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY, BROTHER OF ASSASSINATED U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CONCLUDED HIS FOUR-DAY TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA. ON MONDAY HE PUBLICLY CONDEMNED APARTHEID AS ONE OF THE EVILS OF THE WORLD. HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE NATIONAL UNION OF SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS' DAY OF AFFIRMATION OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM AT CAPE TOWN UNIVERSITY.

    SENATOR KENNEDY'S 40-MINUTE ADDRESS, PUNCTUATED BY WILD APPLAUSE, WAS RELAYED TO AN ESTIMATED 18,000 PERSONS ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70D9QAIH2DX0HMQFFRTZBV4UT
    Media URN:
    VLVA70D9QAIH2DX0HMQFFRTZBV4UT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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