Robert F. Kennedy stands in an open-top convertible and shakes hands with members of a crowd as he campaigns for the democratic Presidential nomination in Detroit on May 15, 1968.
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David Kennerly says this 1968 photo of his, taken in Los Angeles at the beginning of Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, captures what it meant to cover the chaotic and carefree period as a photojournalist. "Everybody could get close, everybody wanted to," he says.
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The mule train comes into the Washington area against a late afternoon sky in June of 1968. The caravan left Marks, Miss., for the nation's capital on May 13 to participate in the Poor People's Campaign.
Coretta Scott King, center, accompanied by the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, her children, and singer Harry Belafonte, leads a march in Memphis to honor her husband who was assassinated four days earlier.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, 1968, a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy.
Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn., waves to supporters in his campaign headquarters, March 13, 1968, the day after the New Hampshire primary showed strong support for his opposition to the Vietnam war.