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?
In 1914, the Kennedy home was the last house on tree-lined Beals Street. While houses later occupied the fields around the Kennedy’s property, many of the trees that lined Beals Street during Jack Kennedy’s childhood -including the tree in front of the house- have soared to a height of 75 feet.