Professor Lissa Brassfield will deliver a presentation about the late U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The presentation is the latest in the Senior Center’s Scholar Series.
Kennedy (Nov. 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968.
In 1968, Kennedy was a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency; he appealed especially to poor, African American, Hispanic, Catholic and young voters. He had defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California and South Dakota presidential primaries.
Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, Kennedy was mortally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, because Kennedy had advocated American support for Israel following the 1967 Six-Day War.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
The SCV Senior Center is located at 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.
For more information, call Robin Clough at 661-259-9444, ext. 110.