Katie Couric's Notebook: Remembering RFK

When Robert F. Kennedy served as U.S. Attorney General during his brother's administration, many African Americans were not able to vote.

It wasn't illegal. It just was impossible. In some districts, black voters were intimidated and threatened at the polls. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed that discrimination.

Today, on the 40th anniversary of Bobby Kennedy's assassination, a black man is his party's presidential nominee.

And it's time to honor RFK's memory. Click on the monitor for my full Notebook.
  • Katie Couric

Comments

CBSN Live

pop-out
Live Video

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

On Twitter