Left: Presidential candidate and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., at USF in 1968. Right: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at St. Ignatius Church on Sept. 19.
Exactly 50 years apart, a member of the Kennedy family has helped the USF School of Law mark a special moment. During the school’s golden anniversary in 1962, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy emphasized courage and citizenship but was forced to deliver his comments by phone: escalating racial tensions in Mississippi kept him in Washington, D.C. He made the promised visit in 1968 after becoming senator. This year, during the school’s centennial convocation, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. echoed his father’s words, applauding USF’s law students and their commitment “to something greater than themselves.”