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.
RFK was so impressed with Chavez, that all doubts about getting involved with the farmworkers were erased.
Four adversaries dogged RFK: Communism, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
In 1968, Eugene McCarthy revealed major divisions among Democrats, changing the political landscape in a way few American politicians ever have.