To remember Robert Kennedy's life, his commitment to social justice and civil rights, his determination to end war and to make America an instrument of a more just and peaceful world is the purpose of this movieKennedy family offers support to 'Bobby' Oct 08, 2006
As senior associate athletic director, Blake has served UMaine and its student-athletes wellUMaine names interim AD Jul 08, 2005
I didn't realize they were married so long when I was a kid. They are a true inspiration for marriageJockstrip: The world as we know it Feb 14, 2003
The portrait of Michael painted at trial and by his detractors in the national press could not be farther from the truthJudge puts off Skakel sentencing Aug 28, 2002
Unless we act today to enable organic farming to survive and thrive across America, we will put at risk our ability to leave our children the clean water, breathable air and fertile soil they and future generations deserveUPI Farming Today Jun 11, 2002
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisors during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.
Following his brother John's assassination on November 22, 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.
In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan. Mortally wounded, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.