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Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Message of Hope

Eunice Kennedy Shriver speaks at the 1987 Special Olympics World Summer Games in South Bend, Indiana, USA. More than 4,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from more than 70 countries took part in these Games. At the Opening Ceremony, she tells them: "The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it."