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Of Kennedys & Kings: The RFK and MLK Assassinations at 50


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Often lost in the shadows of the JFK assassination are the equally history-altering events of five years later - the brutal slayings of U.S. Senator and likely Democratic presidential nominee Robert F. Kennedy and civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Together, their murders contributed to the unmooring of American political life and the widespread distrust of government that poisons our national dialogue still.

In keeping with a tradition that includes its historic 2003 and 2013 symposia on the JFK assassination and a 2008 conference, Making Sense of the Sixties, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is pleased to announce a national symposium exploring the lives, deaths and social justice legacies of Senator Kennedy and the Reverend King on the occasion of the 50th anniversaries of their assassinations this spring.