Robert F. Kennedy Predicted a Black President in 1961
"There's no question that in the next thirty or forty years, a Negro can also achieve the same position that my brother has as President of the United States, certainly within that period of time."
Appearing in an article in the New York Times on May 27, 1961, it was reported these words were spoken during a radio interview given by Robert F. Kennedy to Voice of America, while he served as U.S. Attorney General in his brother President John F. Kennedy's administration.
The remarks of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy were broadcast to over sixty countries and translated into thirty languages.
His remarks came during a discussion on race relations while responding to the attacks on Freedom Riders, who had traveled through the South in the United States to register African Americans to vote during the 1960s.
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