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One of several murals of Robert Kennedy is displayed at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles. Kyle Grillot for NPR hide caption

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50 Years After His Death, Making RFK More Than A Ghost And A Mural

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Kennedy said Trump put him in charge of a commission on "vaccine safety." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Rigid, semiconscious, his face an ashen mask, Kennedy lies in a pool of his own blood on the concrete floor, a bullet deep in his brain and another in his neck. Juan Romero, a busboy whose hand Kennedy had shaken before the shots, tried to comfort him. Bill Eppridge/Courtesy of Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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