Barack Obama Receives
RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award The award celebrates leaders "who have demonstrated a commitment to social change." Past recipients include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Bono,
George Clooney and Robert De Niro. The former president also honored Robert F. Kennedy with a message on Twitter. Barack Obama,
via Twitter Kerry Kennedy, the organization's president and daughter of
Robert Kennedy, presented the 44th president with the award. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's historic campaign for the White House.