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A placard describing a photograph of Robert F. Kennedy's 1961 Law Day Address at the University of Georgia School of Law. Placard's text reads: "On May 6, 1961, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy delivered the Law Day address at the University of Georgia School of Law Day. It was his first official speech as U.S. Attorney General outside the capital and the first endorsement of the civil rights movement by the John F. Kennedy administration. Law School Dean J. Alton Hosch and UGA President O. C. Aderhold are adjacent to the podium. Kennedy emphasized the rule of law and ended his speech by famously saying: "The road ahead is full of difficulties and discomforts. But as for me, I welcome the challenge. I welcome the opportunity, and I pledge to you my best effort - all I have in material things and physical strength and spirit to see that freedom shall advance and that our children will grow old under the rule of law."


Public officers||Attorneys general--United States||University of Georgia--Faculty||Civil rights movements--United States||Speeches, addresses, etc.


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