Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, shares personal remembrances of her father and discusses the influence that he continues to have on the issues at the heart of America’s identity.
Kennedy is the author of the new book, “Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope,” which features her own thoughts as well as conversations with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders who discuss his advocacy for civil rights, education, justice and peace.
Other contributors to the book include Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Bono, Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Tim Cook, Marian Wright Edelman, Dolores Huerta, John Lewis, Soledad O’Brien, Barack Obama, Howard Schultz, Gloria Steinem and Alfre Woodard.
Barbara A. Perry, the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, will moderate the conversation. She has authored or edited 12 books on the Supreme Court and presidents, including several on the Kennedy family.
The Newseum’s “1968: Civil Rights at 50” exhibit tells the story of Robert F. Kennedy and chronicles his fight for civil rights as well as his assassination on June 5, 1968.
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Contributing support for “1968: Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Altria Group.