Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Larry Tye, David Nasaw (moderator)
Tue, October 3rd, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


An enigmatic member of one of the most iconic families in American history, Robert F. Kennedy is remembered largely as a champion of progressive causes, committed to the civil rights movement and to improving the lives of the poor. Biographer Larry Tye, in conversation with historian David Nasaw, traces Bobby Kennedy’s journey from his conservative start in politics to his legacy as a liberal hero alongside his brother John F. Kennedy. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times.

Larry Tye is the author of Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. David Nasaw (moderator) is Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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