In the early hours of this day in 1968, Robert Kennedy died from a gunshot wound received the evening before – he was 42 years old and, like his brother before him, he was assassinated.

The lines below were spoken in support of the Civil Rights movement, but hardly seem less important now.

“Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.” — Robert Kennedy

View of the Hudson River looking north from the Walkway Over the Hudson, circa November 2015.