It was my last semester in college here at Georgetown. If somebody said, “What did you do at the end of your college career?” I would say, “Well, Martin Luther King got killed on April 4th. Sewing Someday I will be an old lady with a house full of cats and fabric poster. Just a few days before that President Johnson said he wouldn’t run again. The country was so divided over Vietnam and everybody feared the whole thrust of the civil rights movement could be lost.” As John Lewis proved again, the best remarks given after Dr. King was killed, I believe, were in Robert Kennedy’s finest speech in Indianapolis. We rocked along through two months of turmoil and then he won in California in the primary. I still remember the vote, do you? He lost Oregon by a little bit and then won in California 45 to 42.
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And God forgive me for being politically incorrect, but I was so glad they had winner-take-all primaries back then. Why am I saying this when we’re all being so lofty? Sewing Someday I will be an old lady with a house full of cats and fabric poster. Because he was a flesh and blood man who fought in a tough arena and continued to grow. Today we seem to think our clan and tribe are more important than anything else and require us to be divided from one another. He came, as you see here, from quite a clan. And he did every single thing he could to increase it. And as you know, the Kennedy clan was clearly an Irish tribe. Those of us who share that heritage are proud of it. What is the difference between then and now?