Monday, November 15, 2010

RFK 85th Birthday

Robert F. Kennedy’s Birthday is on November 20th he would have been 85 years old this year. Robert Kennedy answered the call to action to create a more just world and in the process he influenced generations of social, political and cultural leaders. We have on display a replica of a 1968 campaign poster and are featuring a book display by and about the Kennedy family.

In our collection we have his 1967 book “Seek a Newer World” which is a powerful collection of essays that grew out of his speeches, travels and experiences as Attorney General. This book addresses what RFK perceived to be the challenges of the time and they provide a fascinating insight into the President he might have been. On DVD we have the moving tribute film from the 1968 Democratic Convention by Charles Guggenheim. This stunning film “Robert Kennedy Remembered” was shown on all national television networks in 1968 simultaneously.

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