Check out the notes at the bottom of this picture quoting Robert Kennedy’s statement in 1968 about the possibility of a black man possibly becoming the President of the United States in about 40 years (40 years from when he made the speech).
“Things are moving so fast in race relations, a Negro could be president in 40 years… Prejudice exists and probably will continue to but we have tried to make progress and we are making progress. We are not going to accept the status quo.” – Bobby Kennedy, Alabama, 1968
We did some research on this issue and we found that while many see this as a significant depiction of a prophetic statement in view of the possibility of Barack Obama becoming the first American Black President 40 years after Robert Kennedy made the statement, there are also those who believe that although this statement was made by Robert Kennedy, it was not exactly made in 1968 and that the phrase was actually “in about 30 to 40 years.”
Whether we choose to see this as a true significant manifestation of a prophetic statement, coincidence or just a manipulation of dates and events to create the impression of a historic and prophetic manifestation, two facts remain (one favorable and the other unfavorable to either side of the arguement): (1) Barack Obama is not yet the President of the United States as of today which means that though this may seem prophetic it has not completely occurred; (2) Whether it is 30 or 40 years ago that this statement was made, the fact is that the thought and/or vision of Robert Kennedy as contained in the statement has a good possibility of becoming a reality and therefore attaining the status of prophecy even if it is a qualified one.
Either way, we continue to wait and witness…