Caroline Kennedy on 'Dream' Legacy: 'The Water Flows On, but the River Remains'

Daughter of President John F. Kennedy quotes Japanese proverb to praise work of freedom marchers
2:05 | 08/28/13

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Transcript for Caroline Kennedy on 'Dream' Legacy: 'The Water Flows On, but the River Remains'
We're back here we will ask -- Caroline -- Caroline Kennedy daughter of John Kennedy. -- Thank you Linda. Johnson -- Good afternoon. Fifty years ago my father watched from the White House as Doctor King. And thousands of others -- committed America to our highest ideals. Over the preceding month president Kennedy had put the full course of the federal government. On the side of the movement. Calling on all Americans. To recognize that we face. A moral crisis. As old as the scriptures and as clear as the American constitution. His brother smiled when Bobby and Teddy. My not units continued his commitment. Working to expand the promises made here. -- others suffering from discrimination. And exclusion. A few months ago after the trade on -- verdict was handed down and the Supreme Court eviscerated the voting rights act President Obama did the same. Reminding us all that despite a remarkable progress. Each generation must rededicate itself to the unfinished work. A building a free and just America. Fifty years ago. Our parents and grandparents march for jobs and freedom. We have suffered and sacrificed. Too much to let their dream become a memory. The children are failing schools are all of our children. The victims of hate crimes and gun violence are our Brothers and sister. In the words of an -- Japanese proverb the water flows on but the river remains. Now it's our turn to live up to our parents screen. To draw -- renewed strength from what happened here fifty years ago and worked together. For a better world. Thank you.

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