Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy
(November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968)
IMPACT '68
Runtime: 54 sec
Vanderbilt University Archives, file #237
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy was a Democratic Senator from New York, brother of President John F. Kennedy, noted Civil Rights leader, and U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. He ran for president in 1968 but was assassinated on June 5 in Los Angeles after a victory speech. Robert Kennedy's video here is from his 1968 IMPACT presentation. Here, Senator Kennedy makes a humorous comment about his reception at Vanderbilt.