“President Kennedy inspired a generation that transformed America. They marched for justice, they served in the Peace Corps, in the inner cities, in outer space. His brothers carried on that work, fighting against poverty, violence and war, championing human rights, healthcare and immigration.” - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
“But while my grandfather had reverence for the past and lessons it could impart, he also knew that America was a country where change was possible, where we aren’t bound solely by tradition, if we understand the past with which we are breaking.” - Tatiana Schlossberg
“I’m inspired by my grandfather’s sense of equality, his courage in naming the injustices in American society, and his call for action. His words and his ideals mean so much to me and to the world we live in today. But we are still faced with tremendous inequality and injustice, from voting rights to our criminal justice system and mass incarceration. My grandfather would be proud of how far we’ve come as a nation since 1963, but he’d have been the first to tell us that we have a long way to go.” - Rose Schlossberg
“From that speech at Rice, and from the space program he helped launch, we can learn a simple but important lesson. Great challenges are opportunities, and it is each generation’s responsibility to meet those challenges with the same combination of energy, faith and devotion that President Kennedy and his contemporaries displayed decades ago.” - Jack Schlossberg
hey! is there video footage anywhere of Jack Schlossberg speaking about the anniversary of the 50th Cuban Missile Crisis? Thanks! I love your blog by the way!