Robert F. Kennedy

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Robert F. Kennedy

American politician from Massachusetts add

Category: Politics

Born in 1925.

Countries: United States (71%), (5%), Israel (2%)

Main connections: United States Senate, John F. Kennedy, California

Linked to: Democratic Party, Republican Party, United States Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management, University of Virginia

 

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Robert F. Kennedy was born in 1925 add something


1927

In September 1927, the Kennedy family moved to Riverdale, New York, a wealthy neighborhood in the Bronx, two years later, moved northeast to Bronxville, New York add something


1938

In March 1938, when he was 12, Kennedy sailed with his mother and his four youngest siblings to England, after his father had begun serving as ambassador add something


1939

He attended the private Gibbs School for Boys in London for seventh grade, returning to the U.S. just before the outbreak of war in 1939 add something

 

In April 1939, Kennedy gave his first public speech at the laying of a cornerstone for a youth club in England add something


1940

After he stepped down as ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1940, Joe, Sr. focused his attention on his first born, Joseph, Jr., planning that he would enter politics and be elected president add something


1942

In September 1942, Kennedy transferred to Milton Academy, a third boarding school in Milton, Massachusetts, for eleventh and twelfth grades add something


1944

After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Seaman Apprentice from 1944 to 1946, Kennedy graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law add something


1945

On December 15, 1945, the U.S. Navy commissioned the destroyer , and shortly thereafter granted Kennedy's request to be released from naval-officer training to serve aboard "Kennedy", starting on February 1, 1946, as a seaman apprentice on the ship's shakedown cruise in the Caribbean add something


1946

On May 30, 1946, he received his honorable discharge from the Navy add something

 

In September 1946, Kennedy entered Harvard as a junior, having received credit for his time in the V-12 program add something

 

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. - In 1946, the Navy named a destroyer for Kennedy, the , aboard which his younger brother Robert F. Kennedy briefly served


1948

Kennedy graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in March 1948 add something

 

In September 1948, Kennedy enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville add something


1950

On June 17, 1950, Kennedy married Ethel Skakel at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut add something

 

On June 17, 1950, he married socialite Ethel Skakel, the third daughter of businessman George and Ann Skakel add something

 

Jack Paar - The program featured clips of Paar with guests including Jonathan Winters, Woody Allen, Judy Garland, Bill Cosby , Peter Ustinov, Richard Burton, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy , Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and many others compiled from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as more recent interviews with people who worked with Paar


1951

Kennedy graduated from law school in June 1951 and flew with Ethel to Greenwich to stay in his father-in-law's guest house add something

 

The couple's first child, Kathleen, was born on July 4, 1951 add something

 

In September 1951, Kennedy went to San Francisco as a correspondent of the "Boston Post" to cover the convention concluding the Treaty of Peace with Japan add something

 

In October 1951, Kennedy embarked on a seven-week Asian trip with his brother Jack and his sister Patricia to Israel, India, Vietnam, and Japan add something

 

In November 1951, Kennedy moved with his wife and daughter to a townhouse in Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and started work as a lawyer in the Internal Security Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice add something


1952

On June 6, 1952, Kennedy resigned to manage his older brother Jack's successful 1952 U.S. Senate campaign in Massachusetts add something

 

In December 1952, at the behest of his father, Robert Kennedy was appointed by Republican Senator Joe McCarthy as assistant counsel of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations add something

 

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. - In 1952, Robert F. Kennedy named his eldest son Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, in memory of his brother Joseph, Jr.


1953

He resigned in July 1953, but "retained a fondness for McCarthy" add something


1954

Kennedy was a background figure in the televised McCarthy Hearings of 1954 into the conduct of McCarthy add something

 

After a period as an assistant to his father on the Hoover Commission, Kennedy rejoined the Senate committee staff as chief counsel for the Democratic minority in February 1954 add something


1955

When the Democrats gained the majority in January 1955, he became chief counsel add something


1956

Kennedy worked as an aide to Adlai Stevenson II during the 1956 presidential election to learn for a future national campaign by Jack add something


1957

He gained national attention as the chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa over the corrupt practices of the union, and published "The Enemy Within", a book about corruption in organized labor add something

 

Jimmy Hoffa - Robert F. Kennedy, who had pursued Hoffa for several years, since the McClellan-led U.S. Senate Labor industry hearings of 1957, stepped down as Attorney General in 1964, after the second Hoffa conviction, to run successfully for the New York seat in the November 1964 United States Senate election


1959

Kennedy left the Rackets Committee in late 1959 in order to run his brother's successful presidential campaign add something


1960

A prominent member of the Kennedy family, Bobby was the campaign manager for his brother John in the 1960 presidential election and was appointed Attorney General during his presidential administration add something

 

After winning the 1960 presidential election, President-elect John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother Attorney General add something

 

Although it has become commonplace to assert the phrase "The Kennedy Administration" or even "President Kennedy" when discussing the legislative and executive support of the civil rights movement, between 1960 and 1963, a great many of the initiatives that occurred during President Kennedy's tenure were as a result of the passion and determination of an emboldened Robert Kennedy, who through his rapid education in the realities of Southern racism, underwent a thorough conversion of purpose as Attorney General add something

 

In 1960, he published the book "The Enemy Within", describing the corrupt practices within the Teamsters and other unions that he had helped investigate; the book sold very well add something

 

May Britt - A rumor or myth, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy told Frank Sinatra to tell Davis not to marry May until after the 1960 Presidential Election

 

Thomas Braden - During John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, she reportedly ghosted a weekly newspaper column, "Campaign Wife", for Jacqueline Kennedy, who could not understand the respect of her husband and brother-in-law, Robert F. Kennedy, for Braden's opinions

 

Fraternal Order of Police - During the 1960s the FOP opposed the creation of police review boards, spearheaded by Robert F. Kennedy, at one point describing them as a "sinister movement against law enforcement"

 

John Seigenthaler - Frustrated by the leadership of "Tennessean" publisher Silliman Evans, Jr., Seigenthaler resigned in 1960 to serve as an administrative assistant to incoming Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

 

Jimmy Hoffa - He avoided conviction for several years, but when John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960, he appointed his younger brother Robert F. Kennedy as Attorney General

 

Marilyn Monroe - In the Hoover book, Summers concludes that Monroe was in love with President Kennedy and wanted to marry him in the early 1960s; that she called the White House frequently; and that, when the married President had to break off their affair, Monroe became even more depressed, and turned to Robert Kennedy, who visited Monroe in Los Angeles the day that she died

 

Maya Plisetskaya - When she traveled abroad in the 1960s, the Soviet secret police requested that she encourage the interest of Robert F. Kennedy, which she declined


1961

As one of President Kennedy's closest White House advisers, Robert Kennedy played a crucial role in the events surrounding the Berlin Crisis of 1961 add something

 

He served as a White House adviser to the president from 1961 to 1963 add something

 

He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, serving under his older brother, President John F. Kennedy and his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson add something

 

At the behest of Johnson, Baker persuaded the influential Southern Senator Richard Russell to allow a voice vote to confirm the President's brother in January 1961, as Robert F. Kennedy "would have been lucky to get 40 votes" on a roll-call vote add something

 

Most significantly, this connection helped the US set up the Vienna Summit in June 1961 and later defuse the tank standoff with the Soviets at Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie in October add something

 

Concurrently, Kennedy served as his brother's personal representative in Operation Mongoose, the post-Bay of Pigs covert operations program established in November 1961 by President Kennedy add something

 

Charles B. Rangel - In 1961, Rangel was appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York by U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, working under U.S. Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau.

 

Dovey Johnson Roundtree - It was not until the summer of 1961, when the violence resulting from the Freedom Riders' campaign prompted Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to take action against the ICC that the impact of the "Keys" case was felt

 

Bay of Pigs Invasion - On 22 April 1961, President Kennedy asked General Maxwell D. Taylor, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Admiral Arleigh Burke and CIA Director Allen Dulles to form the Cuba Study Group, to report on the lessons to be learned from


1962

Asked in an interview in May 1962, "What do you see as the big problem ahead for you, is it Crime or Internal Security-" Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights add something

 

However, ample evidence exists disputing that fact, specifically that Robert Kennedy was only informed of an earlier plot involving CIA's use of Mafia bosses Santo Trafficante, Jr. and John Roselli during a briefing on May 7, 1962, and in fact directed the CIA to halt any existing efforts directed at Castro's assassination add something

 

In September 1962, he sent U.S. Marshals to Oxford, Mississippi, to enforce a federal court order allowing the admittance of the first African American student, James Meredith, to the University of Mississippi add something

 

John Glenn - Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy suggested to Glenn and his wife in December 1962 that he should run against incumbent United States Senator Stephen M. Young of Ohio in the 1964 Democratic primary election


1963

However, the burial of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, the infant son of President Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, who died two days after birth in August 1963, and the couple's stillborn daughter Arabella occurred at night add something

 

Lincoln wrote of that November 19, 1963, conversation just three days before Kennedy's assassination add something

 

The assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a brutal shock to the world, the nation, and the rest of the Kennedy family add something

 

The two children were buried next to their father on December 5, 1963 add something

 

Massachusetts - Children of businessman and ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. included John F. Kennedy, who was a senator and U.S. president before his assassination in 1963, Robert F. Kennedy, who was a senator, U.S. attorney general, and presidential candidate before his assassination in 1968, Ted Kennedy, a senator from 1962 until his death in 2009, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a co-founder of the Special Olympics

 

Telephone tapping - On October 19, 1963, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who served under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, authorized the FBI to begin wiretapping the communications of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr


1964

After his brother's assassination, Kennedy remained in office for a few months until leaving to run for the United States Senate in 1964 where he defeated Republican incumbent Kenneth Keating add something

 

His opponent in the 1964 race was Republican incumbent Kenneth Keating, who attempted to portray Kennedy as an arrogant carpetbagger add something

 

His short film "Jingle Bells" follows Kennedy and his children as they celebrate Christmas in New York City with local school children and Sammy Davis, Jr. His later film "Hickory Hill" documents the 1968 Annual Spring Pet Show at Kennedy's Virginia estate, Hickory Hill add something

 

In 1964 Hoffa was imprisoned for jury tampering add something

 

Kennedy was asked by Democratic Party leaders to introduce a film about his late brother Jack at the 1964 party convention add something

 

Robert Kennedy saw voting as the key to racial justice, and collaborated with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to create the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which helped bring an end to Jim Crow laws add something

 

Peter Edelman - Edelman worked as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy from 1964 to 1968, accompanying Kennedy to his meeting with labor leader Cesar Chavez

 

Samuel S. Stratton - Stratton was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 1964, hoping to challenge incumbent Kenneth Keating, but he was defeated by Robert F. Kennedy, who would go on to win the election

 

James E. Boyd (scientist) - In May 1964, Boyd invited Robert F. Kennedy to the dedication of the campus chapel as the Kennedy Chapel, which was named after Robert's brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated in November 1963

 

Mary Jo Kopechne - She joined New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's secretarial staff following his election in November 1964


1965

He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968 add something

 

In 1965, Kennedy became the first person to summit Mount Kennedy add something

 

Kennedy supported desegregation busing, integration of all public facilities, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and anti-poverty social programs to increase education, offer opportunities for employment, and provide health care for African Americans add something

 

Senator Kennedy had cautioned President Johnson against commitment of U.S. ground troops as early as 1965, but Lyndon Johnson chose to commit ground troops on recommendation of the rest of President Kennedy's still intact staff of advisers add something

 

He drew more than fifty senators as spectators when he delivered a speech in June 1965 in the Senate on nuclear proliferation add something

 

Ken Jones (news reporter) - Jones, a veteran Los Angeles TV newsman was known for his reports on the 1965 Watts riots and the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968


1966

After the assassination of his brother, Robert Kennedy undertook a 1966 tour of South Africa in which he championed the cause of the anti-apartheid movement add something

 

In June 1966, Robert F. Kennedy visited apartheid-era South Africa accompanied by his wife, Ethel, and a small number of aides add something


1967

Robert Kennedy did not strongly advocate withdrawal from Vietnam until 1967, within a week of Martin Luther King, Jr. taking the same public stand add something

 

Sirhan said that he felt betrayed by Kennedy's support for Israel in the June 1967 Six-Day War, which had begun exactly one year before the assassination add something


1968

An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election add something

 

In 1968, Kennedy campaigned for the presidency and was a leading Democratic candidate, appealing particularly to black, Hispanic, and Catholic voters add something

 

In 1968, Kennedy expressed his strong willingness to support a bill under consideration for the abolition of the death penalty add something

 

In 1968, President Johnson began to run for reelection add something

 

The British playwright Roy Smiles' play about Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign: "The Last Pilgrim" was staged in London in 2010 add something

 

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial organization was founded in 1968, with an international award program to recognize human rights activists add something


Robert F. Kennedy died in 1968 add something

 

In January 1968, faced with what was widely considered an unrealistic race against an incumbent President, Senator Kennedy stated he would not seek the presidency add something

 

After the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, in early February 1968, Kennedy received a letter from writer Pete Hamill, that said that poor people kept pictures of President Kennedy on their walls and that Robert Kennedy had an "obligation of staying true to whatever it was that put those pictures on those walls" add something

 

Johnson won a narrow victory in the New Hampshire primary on March 12, 1968, against McCarthy, which boosted McCarthy's standing in the race add something

 

On March 31, 1968, President Johnson stunned the nation by dropping out of the race add something

 

During a campaign speech at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on April 4, 1968, Kennedy questioned the student body on what kind of life America wished for herself; whether privileged Americans had earned the great luxury they enjoyed and whether such Americans had an obligation to those, in U.S. society and across the world, who had so little by comparison add something

 

On April 4, 1968, Kennedy learned of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and gave a heartfelt impromptu speech in Indianapolis's inner city, in which Kennedy called for a reconciliation between the races add something

 

He addressed his supporters shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, in a ballroom at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California add something

 

Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, after Kennedy defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, he was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year old Palestinian, and died the following day add something

 

Thomas Braden - After the assassination in Los Angeles of his friend Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign, Braden returned to Washington and became a popular newspaper columnist in partnership with Kennedy's Press Secretary Frank Mankiewicz

 

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy - Cardinal Cushing, the Archbishop of Boston, performed the funeral mass, as he would for both John F. Kennedy, assassinated 75 days later, and his brother Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1968

 

Easy Rider - Despite being filmed in the first half of 1968, roughly between Mardi Gras and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, with production starting on February 22 the film did not have a U.S. premiere until July 1969, after having won an *award at the Cannes film festival in May 1969 . The delay was partially due to a protracted editing process

 

The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - During Robert F. Kennedy's long shot campaign for the presidency in 1968, Senator George McGovern introduced him before a South Dakota stump speech by quoting from "The Impossible Dream"

 

Lally Weymouth - From 1968 to 1969, Weymouth worked for Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

 

Rudy Giuliani - He has stated that he admires the Kennedy family, and volunteered for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968

 

John Stewart (musician) - He later toured with Robert F. Kennedy's ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign and met and married fellow folk singer Buffy Ford , and began recording a string of albums

 

Charles Redding Pitt - He was active in campaign for Robert F. Kennedy in the 1968 presidential election

 

Ted Sorensen - He was involved in Democratic campaigns and was a key adviser to Robert F. Kennedy in Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign

 

Abram Chayes - He worked on the 1968 presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, wrote articles on nuclear arms control, co-authored a book with Jerome Wiesner, President Kennedy's Science Adviser, on Anti-Ballistic Missiles and strategic policy, and advised Democratic members of the Senate in the debate in the early 1970s over ABM deployment

 

Edmund Reggie - In 1968, Judge Reggie spearheaded the Robert F. Kennedy presidential primary campaign in Louisiana

 

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. - In 1968, Schlesinger actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, which ended with Kennedy's assassination in Los Angeles

 

Warren Beatty - In 1968, he campaigned with Senator Robert F. Kennedy in his bid for the Democratic nomination

 

Philip Hannan - In 1968, he returned to Washington from New Orleans to deliver the graveside eulogy for Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and in 1994, he offered graveside prayers at the interment of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in Arlington National Cemetery

 

Sander Vanocur - Later, Vanocur covered the 1968 United States presidential election in which Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated

 

Mary McGrory - McGrory was assigned by the Star to travel with Robert F. Kennedy during his ill fated 1968 presidential campaign and became close to his wife Ethel at the time

 

Robert McNamara - McNamara became one of the few members of the Kennedy Administration to work and socialize with Kennedy, and he became so close to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy that he served as a pallbearer at the younger Kennedy's funeral in 1968

 

Sam Yorty - Support among the Anglo middle classes fell after he was embroiled in the controversy following the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel after outraging prosecutors in the Kennedy case by freely commenting on the evidence

 

Jerry Abramson - While a student at Indiana University Bloomington, Abramson became active in politics by volunteering for Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 campaign for president

 

Ralph Yarborough - Yarborough supported Robert F. Kennedy until his assassination, supported Eugene McCarthy until his loss in Chicago , and finally backed Hubert Humphrey for President in the pivotal campaign of 1968 against Nixon

 

California State University, Northridge - In March 1968, Presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy drew a crowd of 12,000 with student demonstrators burning draft cards

 

Edith Hamilton - On April 4, 1968, while attending a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, on the eve of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy quoted from Hamilton's translated works "in what is perhaps his most memorable speech

 

Abigail Folger - From April to May 1968, Folger became a political volunteer for the presidential campaign of New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy

 

Mary Jo Kopechne - Kopechne was devastated emotionally by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968

 

Dolores Huerta - On June 5, 1968, Huerta stood beside Robert F. Kennedy on a speaker's platform at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles as he delivered a victory statement to his political supporters shortly after winning the California Democratic presidential primary election

 

Rosemary Clooney - She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F. Kennedy, and heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, 1968

 

At Folsom Prison - The single suffered a setback, however, when Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968


1969

D.C. Stadium in Washington, D.C. was renamed Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 1969 add something

 

In a further effort to not just remember the late Senator, but continue his work helping disadvantaged, a small group of private citizens launched the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps in 1969, which today helps more than 800 abused and neglected children each year add something

 

Tommy Cash - In late 1969, while on Epic Records, he delivered his biggest hit, a tune dedicated to John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, entitled, "Six White Horses


1970

In 1970 ABC-TV presented the David L. Wolper film "The Journey of Robert F. Kennedy", narrated by John Huston add something

 

Les AuCoin - McCarthy's upset victory over Robert F. Kennedy in the Oregon Democratic primary encouraged AuCoin to run for elective office in 1970, seeking and winning an open seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in Washington County


1971

Hal Fishman - As a news anchor, Fishman covered numerous events in Los Angeles and the world, ranging from the assassination of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, to the Sylmar and Northridge earthquakes, to Pope John Paul II's 1987 visit to Southern California


1972

Peter Edelman - Following Kennedy's assassination, Edelman spent brief periods working as deputy director for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, issues director for Arthur Goldberg's New York gubernatorial campaign, and vice president of the University of Massachusetts from 1972 to 1975

 

Frank Mankiewicz - He has been president of National Public Radio, regional director for the Peace Corps in Latin America, campaign director for 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, and press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y.


 

In 1978, the United States Congress posthumously awarded Kennedy its Gold Medal of Honor add something


1983

Kennedy is portrayed by John Shea in the 1983 TV miniseries "Kennedy" add something


1985

The 1985 three part TV mini-series "Robert Kennedy & His Times" stars Brad Davis and is based on the book of the same title by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. add something


1988

Kerry Kennedy - She established the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights in 1988 and was the Executive Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial until 1995


1990

Mario Cuomo - Cuomo's older son Andrew married Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, on June 9, 1990


1991

Andrew Cuomo - Cuomo married Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, in 1991


1993

Allan Nairn - In 1993, Nairn and Amy Goodman received the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial First Prize for International Radio award for their reporting on East Timor


1998

In 1998, the United States Mint released a special dollar coin that featured Kennedy on the obverse and the emblems of the United States Department of Justice and the United States Senate on the reverse add something


2000

John Harwood - According to John Harwood's article in The Washington Post , Harwood's mother was an active campaigner for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 and Harwood, at age 11, appeared in a TV ad for Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 campaign


2001

In Washington, D.C. on November 20, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft dedicated the Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, honoring Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday add something

 

United States Department of Justice - The building was renamed in honor of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in 2001


2002

The 2002 made-for-TV movie "RFK" portrays Kennedy's life from the time of his brother's assassination to his own death add something


2006

The 2006 film "Bobby" is the story of multiple peoples' lives leading up to Kennedy's assassination add something


2007

The "Family Jewels" documents, declassified by the CIA in 2007, suggest that before the Bay of Pigs invasion Attorney General Kennedy personally authorized one such assassination attempt add something


2008

On June 4, 2008, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy, the New York State Assembly voted to rename the Triborough Bridge in New York City the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, the second bridge in New York City named in honor of the former New York Senator, the RFK Draw Bridge being the first add something

 

New York State Governor David Paterson signed the legislation into law on Friday, August 8, 2008 add something


2010

The 2010 film "RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope" is a documentary that follows Kennedy's five-day visit to South Africa in June 1966, during which he made his famous "Ripple of Hope" speech at the University of Cape Town add something

 

Bill Ayers - On September 23, 2010 William Ayers was unanimously denied emeritus status by the University of Illinois, after a speech by the university's board chair Christopher G. Kennedy , containing the quote "I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy


2011

Barry Pepper won an Emmy for his portrayal of Robert Kennedy in "The Kennedys", an 8-part 2011 miniseries add something

 

It was shortlisted for Best Play at the Off West End awards in the UK in 2011 add something


2012

The 2012 documentary film "Ethel" about the life of Ethel Kennedy recounts many of the major personal and political events of Robert Kennedy's life, through interviews with family members including Ethel herself, and news footage add something


2013

In 2013, son Robert Jr. told CBS journalist Charlie Rose that his father was "fairly convinced" that others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in his brother's assassination add something

 

Jack Noseworthy - In 2013, Noseworthy played Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in "Killing Kennedy", a made-for-television movie aired on National Geographic Channel starring Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald

 

Warren Commission - In a 2013 interview Robert Kennedy Jr. said his father Attorney General Robert Kennedy who publicly supported the commission privately felt it was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship" and was "fairly convinced" that others besides Oswald were involved in his brother's assassination


2014

Carlos Marcello - In Bryce Zabel's 2014 novel "Surrounded by Enemies: A Breakpoint Novel", in an alternate universe where President Kennedy survived the assassination, but agent Clint Hill and Texas Governor John Connally were killed, President Kennedy talked to his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, discussing suspects, including Marcello


2016

He is played by Peter Sarsgaard in the 2016 film about Jacqueline Kennedy, "Jackie" add something

 

On September 20, 2016, the United States Navy announced the renaming of a refueling ship in honor of Kennedy during a ceremony attended by members of his family add something


2018

Bates College - As of November 2018, the college has graduated 11 United States Congress members: John Swasey , Daniel McGillicuddy , Carroll Beedy , Charles Clason , Donald Partridge , Edmund Muskie , Frank Coffin , Robert F. Kennedy , Bob Goodlatte , Ben Cline , and Jared Golden


2019

In 2019, Kennedy's "Speech on the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" add something