Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and Richard Iannuzzi, President of New York State United Teachers, gratefully acknowledge the many individuals who were instrumental in bringing “Speak Truth To Power” to fruition.

The lesson plans were developed by the following educators from across New York state whose enthusiasm and expertise shaped the project from its inception:

  • Andrew Beiter, Joseph Karb, Pam O’Brien, Sheila St. Onge, Mary Staudt, Donna Bryan, Susan Halpern, Susan Hamilton, Mary Pavelchak, Walter Robertson, Ben Higgins, Karen Robinson-Cloete. Photos: Meet the Educators

Many other individuals and organizations contributed time and expertise to this project:

  • Shannon McLeod Lederer, AFT; David Edwards, NEA; Maria Neira, NYSUT; Lee Cutler, NYSUT; Deb Ward, NYSUT; Dana Fournier, NYSUT; Larry Waite, NYSUT; Elizabeth Sheffer, NYSUT; Bryan Thomas, NYSUT; Sharon Ryan, NYSUT; Maureen Caccavale, NYSUT; Valentina Pagliai, Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe; John Heffernan, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights and Justice; Lynn Delaney, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and Andrew Graber, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.


  • Jennifer Kakaletris

The Photographs

Eddie Adams

Eddie Adams

EDDIE ADAMS (1933 – 2004), Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and recipient of more than five hundred international, national, and local awards. Adams encompassed the fields of journalism, corporate, editorial, fashion, entertainment, and advertising photography. His most notable assignment was in Vietnam, where he accompanied both American and Vietnamese troops in over 150 operations. It was there, in 1968, that Adams captured the indelible image of Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong lieutenant at point-blank range. Adams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this photograph in 1969. Adams was associated with the Associated Press and Time magazine and served as a Special Correspondent for Parade Magazine for twenty years.