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Martin Luther King Jr. Visits L.A., Urges Defeat of LBJ, Calls for End to Vietnam War

March 17-18, 1968: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. calls for the end of the Vietnam war in appearances at the Disneyland Hotel and Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles. This post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2008 and is … Continue reading

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Julian Bond: Video of 1968 Democratic National Convention

This is how I think of Julian Bond: At the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago (notice the shots of Mayor Richard J. Daley) being nominated for vice president, but too young to hold the job. (Yes, Bond is talking … Continue reading

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Lakers trade for Wilt

July 6, 1968 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer he Lakers, always a team with a certain amount of star power, acquired one of the game’s biggest stars in Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain would join Jerry West and Elgin Baylor and … Continue reading

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Bonds slams the Dodgers

June 26, 1968 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer difficult to imagine a better debut than Bobby Bonds’ first game for the Giants against the Dodgers. Bonds, described in Dan Hafner’s story as a tall, rangy youngster from Riverside, hit … Continue reading

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Streak Ends for Dodgers

June 9, 1968 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer on Drysdale’s string of scoreless innings and consecutive shutouts finally ended in a 5-3 Dodgers victory over the Phillies. Tony Taylor scored on a sacrifice fly in the fifth for the first … Continue reading

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RFK-postscripts

Los Angeles Times file photo Antiwar demonstrators fight with Chicago police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. At left, former Vice President Richard M. Nixon wins the Republican nomination for the 1968 presidential race. He selects Maryland Gov. Spiro T. … Continue reading

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Remembering RFK

Image courtesy of KTLA-TV Robert F. Kennedy, Ambassador Hotel, June 5, 1968. Beginning June 1, the Daily Mirror will follow Robert F. Kennedy in the final days of his campaign for the American presidency, from hope and triumph at the … Continue reading

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June 6, 1968

June 6, 1968 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer The Angels were struggling in 1968. Attendance was down again and the team was playing "like zombies in a fog," Bob Reynolds, the team’s president, told The Times’ Ross Newhan. This was … Continue reading

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June 6, 1968

Drawing by Paul Conrad / Los Angeles Times A heavy news day at the Los Angeles Times. Nearly every section carried a story about the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, whether it was the mainbar, various sidebars, sports columnists … Continue reading

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Six in a row for Drysdale

June 5, 1968 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer This time, no ninth-inning escapes were needed for Don Drysdale to continue his remarkable season. The Dodgers defeated the Pirates, 5-0, as Drysdale passed Carl Hubbell’s record for scoreless innings en … Continue reading

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Voices–Eric Malnic

Above, one of the more curious aspects of the Robert F. Kennedy shooting: The search for the "Girl in the Polka Dot Dress." By Eric MalnicSpecial to The Times Things were busy in the Times newsroom on primary election night … Continue reading

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Voices–Juan Romero

Photograph by William Dietsch / Los Angeles Times Juan Romero in a photo dated June 18, 1968. "It is hard to understand. I did nothing. It just happened. Mr. Kennedy was there and he needed someone with him, that’s all." … Continue reading

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June 5, 1968

"Oh no! No! Don’t. . . !" –Robert F. Kennedy, on being put into an ambulance "Get a doctor! Get a doctor!What is America coming to?" "Some people beat the guy’s head and began tearing at his hair." –Paul Houston, … Continue reading

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Voices–Sandi Gibbons

    Above, a frame grab from a video of Robert F. Kennedy’s speech at the Ambassador Hotel. Based on Sandi Gibbons’ description the evening, I believe she is on the far right of the frame next to Ethel Kennedy … Continue reading

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Snapshot of history

Photograph by Howard Decker Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel, a few minutes before he was shot. Thanks, Howard! Check out his blog.

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June 4, 1968

        Literature: William Styron’s "The Confessions of Nat Turner" wins the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. At left, the late Times staff writer Richard Bergholz says that a large voter turnout will probably favor Sen. Eugene McCarthy … Continue reading

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Voices–Boris Yaro

By Boris Yaro Times staff writerJune 6, 1998I went to the Ambassador Hotel 30 years ago to make a victory-party picture of Sen. Robert Kennedy as he won the California presidential primary. I was a Times reporter, but on that … Continue reading

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Sirhan

Sirhan was a "taciturn individual who didn’t say very much; friendly, really pleasant  but hard to get to know. He was brilliant. He was studying Russian when everyone else was barely getting by in Spanish and English."  –William Spaniard, high … Continue reading

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June 3, 1968

Above, the cover of The Times, June 3, 1968: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.) is leading in the State Poll, over Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn.) Perhaps the most interesting projection  is 67% turnout in the June 4 primary. Now playing: … Continue reading

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June 2, 1968

  In The Times: A Gallup Poll finds Sen. Robert F. Kennedy a distant second among the Democratic Party’s county leaders, with 16% support compared with 70% for Vice President Hubert Humphrey and 6% for Sen. Eugene McCarthy. In San … Continue reading

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