The Kennedy Brothers Speak
On May 29, North Hill will present a program entitled, "The Kennedy Brothers Speak" in honor of John Fitzgerald Kennedy's 95th birthday at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. At the heart of the program are three pivotal Kennedy speeches: John F. Kennedy's speech at American University, Robert Kennedy's speech following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Ted Kennedy's speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1980. Each of these speeches came at important moments-and left words that still ring true today. John F. Kennedy's speech at American University, June 10, 1963, defining his vision of peace:
Robert Kennedy's speech, breaking the terrible news of King's assassination, sought to avoid answering violence with violence:
Finally Ted Kennedy's speech reminded Americans that struggle for equality will always be present, but together, it can be overcome:
Following the program at the Coolidge Corner Theater, John F. Kennedy National Historic Site will be open from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM. For more information or to register for this free program, please visit the North Hill website by clicking here.
Did You Know?
Like many middle-class families in Brookline, the Kennedy’s relied upon the many contributions of live-in domestic help. Mary O’Donaghue and Alice Michelan, two first-generation Americans, cooked, cleaned and cared for the children, enabling the family to live their version of the American dream.