Robert Kennedy Campaign Button, 1968

Summary

Late to the campaign, Robert Kennedy counted on victories in state primary elections to win the 1968 Democratic Party presidential nomination. Few states held primaries at that time, but Kennedy hoped his successes would influence Party leaders in non-primary states to appoint convention delegates favorable to his cause. On June 4th Kennedy won the key California primary. Tragically, he was assassinated later that night.

Late to the campaign, Robert Kennedy counted on victories in state primary elections to win the 1968 Democratic Party presidential nomination. Few states held primaries at that time, but Kennedy hoped his successes would influence Party leaders in non-primary states to appoint convention delegates favorable to his cause. On June 4th Kennedy won the key California primary. Tragically, he was assassinated later that night.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1968

Creators

AFL-CIO 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.145.30

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Blue
Red
White (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 in

Inscriptions

Front: KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT IN '68 On curl: AFL CIO | LOCAL 64 | UNION MADE [union bug]

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