Kentucky Press News Service

Echoes of the past

June 6, 2018 - 8:22am
In 2018, modern-day American society has its struggles, from the prolonged fight against terrorism to violence in our schools to providing affordable health care and many more issues. It might be understandable for this generation to think its members face issues more serious than any before it. But today marks the half-century mark of the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy. That generation had lived through the civil rights movement, the assassination of Kennedy’s brother, President Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. and was mired in a war in Southeast Asia with no end in sight. The Kentucky Standard published an editorial on June 16, 1968, in the wake of Bobby Kennedy’s death. Much of its message still holds true today, 50 years later, and is republished here for a new generation to read and, hopefully, heed. 2018-06-06T08:02:32-04:00