On June 5, 1968, Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Los Angeles. Just two months earlier, he delivered the news of Dr. King’s assassination to a crowd in Indianapolis.
Two political issues that recurred during RFK's life — the fight against Communism, and the struggle for racial equality — exploded in 1968.
RFK offers insights into topics in American history including the presidency, political families and campaigns, the tumult of the late 1960s and especially the shock year 1968.
After an assassin's bullet took his brother's life, Robert F. Kennedy was bereft, not only of someone he loved, but of a role that had given meaning to his life.