|Text on Button||RFK in '68|
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|Curl Text||Columbia Advertising Co 133 17 101st Ave Richmond Hill N.Y. 11419|
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This button comes from 1968, when Robert Kennedy, brother of John F. Kennedy, ran for the presidency. Campaigning against Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey, Kennedy was not expected to do well because he declared his candidacy late and had relatively less experience than his opponents. Kennedy ran with positions like racial equality, de-escalating the Vietnam War, the abolition of the death penalty, and the creation of more jobs, making him popular with minorities and young voters. After winning primaries in four states, Kennedy’s campaign was ended tragically when he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in June 1968, and he was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
Robert F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign, 1968. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy_presidential_campaign,_1968.