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.
Four adversaries dogged RFK: Communism, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Two political issues that recurred during RFK's life — the fight against Communism, and the struggle for racial equality — exploded in 1968.
In 1957, the Rackets Committee was born. During one hearing, there was an epic clash between RFK and Hoffa.