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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Robert Francis Kennedy (1925–68)
QUOTATION: In my judgment, the slogan “black power” and what has been associated with it has set the civil rights movement back considerably in the United States over the period of the last several months.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator ROBERT F. KENNEDY, remark during testimony of Floyd McKissick before a Senate subcommittee of which Kennedy was a member, December 8, 1966.—Federal Role in Urban Affairs, hearings before the Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization of the Committee on Government Operations, United States Senate, 89th Congress, 2d session, part 11, p. 2312 (1967).