After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951 he went to work in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice and later served three years as Chief Counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management. Eventually President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert’s brother appointed him as attorney general as part of his Cabinet. (Roberts, 24-25, 33). President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, leaving Robert F. Kennedy with immense grief (Palermo, 83-84). Kennedy resigned as attorney general one year later and still struggled to deal with the loss of his brother. He was determined to challenge the same issues his brother was in support of and since the death of John F. Kennedy he passionately worked in memory of his brother (Mahoney, 376-377). Emerging as an influential member of the Department of Jus...
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... powerful it garnered significant attention across the nation and was successful in promoting the black liberation movement.
It will always be inevitable for people to strive for equality, as most humans are unwilling to accept immoral conditions. By watching television, reading books, newspapers etc. people are easily able to become aware and influenced by many prominent leaders through time including Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy lived a life committed to driving social advances and change. However after his assassination, the nation mourned together and soon became full of anguish reacting in various ways. Initially feeling hopeless, Americans were unsure of how to make changes and a difference without such noble leaders. However, the nation was able to use Kennedy’s legacy as ammunition to overcome challenges and to keep making much needed progress in the future.
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