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‘Delta Epiphany’: Robert Kennedy’s Vision For America Was Shaped By His Trip To Mississippi

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The drama on the U.S.-Mexico border the last few weeks has eerie echoes from a half-century ago, when then-U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy went to Mississippi. What he saw — brutal poverty, especially among children — sparked what historian and author Ellen Meacham calls a ” Delta Epiphany .”