Saturday, May 24, 2008

"To Seek a Newer World: A Symposium on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy"


Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was the 64th United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a US Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968.

Robert F. Kennedy Associates Gather for a Look Back at '68 Campaign

Associates and observers of Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign will examine what made that endeavor significant and what lessons are to be learned 40 years later from Kennedy's brief but transformative run for the White House.


"To Seek a Newer World: A Symposium on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy" will be held May 27 at the Freedom Forum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.


Sponsored by the Freedom Forum, Vanderbilt University and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, the program will begin at 1 p.m. with an introduction by Kennedy's eldest daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, followed by two panel discussions.


The symposium is being held in conjunction with the presentation that evening of the Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards.


Media planning to attend the symposium, please contact:
Tina Tate at 202/292-6313 (ttate@newseum.org) or
Susan Bennett at 202/292-6310 (sbennett@newseum.org)

WHAT:

"To Seek a Newer World: A Symposium on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy"


WHERE:
Knight Conference Center rooms 705/706
The Freedom Forum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

WHEN:
1 p.m. Introduction, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
1:30-2:45 p.m. Panel: The 1968 Campaign
3-3:30 p.m. "Robert Kennedy Remembered" film
3:30-4:45 p.m. Panel: RFK, 1961-1968: Seeking a Newer World

WHO:

Former Kennedy associates John Doar, Peter Edelman, Frank Mankiewicz, John Nolan, John Seigenthaler, James E. Tolan, William vanden Heuvel


Authors Jules Witcover, Thurston Clarke
Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director-Counsel Elaine Jones
Former assistant to President Clinton, Jill Schuker
Co-founder, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Chuck McDew


CONTACT: Elizabeth Latt of Vanderbilt University, +1-615-322-NEWS Elizabeth.p.latt@vanderbilt.edu

Source: Vanderbilt University

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