Supplement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16, 1968, "Robert Francis Kennedy"

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 Kennedy to restore faith in a country seemingly slipping into social and political turmoil. After the tragic event, newspapers and magazines produced memorial issues documenting the life of the 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 Kennedy to restore faith in a country seemingly slipping into social and political turmoil. After the tragic event, newspapers and magazines produced memorial issues documenting the life of the slain leader.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

16 June 1968

Subject Date

06 June 1968

Creators

Schapiro, Steve 

Black Star (Picture agency) 

Creator Notes

Photo by Steve Schapiro, Black Star.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.8.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mike and Darlene Cook.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 12.375 in

Width: 10.5 in

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