Button Commemorating the Life of Robert Kennedy, circa 1968

Summary

In early June 1968, Democratic Presidential candidate Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after winning the California primary. Many Americans had pinned their hopes on the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy to restore faith in a country seemingly slipping into social and political turmoil. This button helped grieving supporters remember their slain leader.

In early June 1968, Democratic Presidential candidate Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after winning the California primary. Many Americans had pinned their hopes on the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy to restore faith in a country seemingly slipping into social and political turmoil. This button helped grieving supporters remember their slain leader.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

circa 1968

Subject Date

1925-1968

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2006.5.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Bradley E. Chartier.

Material

Metal
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.375 in

Inscriptions

on front: In Memory of a Great American / 1925-1968 / Senator ROBERT F. KENNEDY

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