Robert F. Kennedy - A Reflection on His Legacy 50 Years after His Assassination
The Shepherdstown Book and Author Group and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education will sponsor a special program commemorating Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center, 213 N. King Street, on the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.
Two distinguished journalists and authors who have written books on Robert Kennedy will reflect on his career and his legacy. Jules Witcover, veteran journalist and columnist, traveled with Kennedy on his presidential campaign and was an eyewitness to his assassination on June 6, 1968. He is the author of 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy. John R. Bohrer, a reporter, historian, and television news producer, has been featured in major newspapers and magazines and is the author of The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest after JFK.
The program will be moderated by U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus Donald A. Ritchie, who has written two books about the Washington Press Corps.
A private, nonpartisan, and nonprofit educational organization located on the campus of Shepherd University, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education advances representative democracy by promoting a better understanding of the United States Congress and the Constitution through programs and research that engage citizens.