Category Archives: Rob. Kennedy

The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 – William Manchester (1967)

“The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 is historian William Manchester‘s 1967 account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book gained public attention before it was published when Kennedy’s widow Jacqueline, who had initially asked Manchester … Continue reading

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The Inclusive Populism of Robert F. Kennedy

“Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 campaign for president, launched fifty years ago this spring, holds a special place in the hearts of many progressives. At a time when working-class whites and black voters were at each other’s throats, Kennedy (RFK) managed … Continue reading

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The First Contact Sheet of the Counterculture

“It was a typical Village Voice front page from 1967: Over the left two columns, a street portrait of the ‘dean of American pacifists,’ A.J. Muste; over the right two, an action shot of police arresting Charlotte Moorman, the Juilliard-trained … Continue reading

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The turning point: 1968

President Johnson reviews reports from Khe Sanh in the White House situation room “It was February 5, 1968, and Washington Star reporter Jack Horner had an angry President Lyndon Johnson on the phone. Johnson liked Horner and was willing to … Continue reading

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Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

Attempting to block integration at the University of Alabama, Governor of Alabama George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium while being confronted by US Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach. “The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door took place at … Continue reading

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Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill

“LOS ANGELES — It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue balloons drifted up through three golden chandeliers to bump against a gilded ceiling. Young … Continue reading

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Coal & The Kennedys 1960s-2010s

Map compiled by The Gazette newspaper of Charleston, WV, based on information from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, showing JFK campaign stops, some dating to 1956, but most prior to the May 1960 primary. “Early history in … Continue reading

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