Keeping Hope Alive

Vintage Gun Control ad photos JFK, RFK,MLK

Gun Violence R.I.P.

In July 1969, a full-page ad in the Sunday  NY Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and pray it ended.

The hopeful ad  appeared  one  year after the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and 6 years after the shooting  of President John Kennedy.

The copy reads:  The trouble is hoping and praying isn’t enough

Violence won’t end unless you’re willing

to start the ending.

I have held onto to this yellowing page for 44 years, the hope for the end of gun violence  nearly extinguished.

If not now, when?

Copyright (©) 2013 Sally Edelstein All Rights Reserved

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