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Final Odyssey of RFK #02 Speakers Series

The Center for Sacramento History exhibition space.


On Friday, October 17, 2008, the Center for Sacramento History (formerly the Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center) unveiled a new photographic exhibition, The Final Odyssey of Robert F. Kennedy. The event included a reception and a lecture by Sacramento State’s Dr. Joseph Palermo, a noted authority on the 1960s and RFK. Nearly two hundred people attended the reception and lecture.


Senator Kennedy made three visits to Sacramento before the California Democratic primary on June 4, 1968. The candidate made appearances at Florin Mall, UC Davis, and in downtown Sacramento at his campaign headquarters. During his last visit on May 30th he spoke from a “whistle stop” at the Southern Pacific Depot on I Street. It was during these visits that the senator was photographed by the media, which included Richard Gilmore of the Sacramento Bee and Dennis Warren of United Press International. Both of these photographer’s collections were recently donated to the Center and were featured in the exhibit.


Photo by Rebecca Crowther.

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Taken on July 18, 2009