Just the mention of his brother's name brought a storm of applause.

Robert F. Kennedy Addresses 1964 Democratic Convention – August 27, 1964

Just the mention of his brother's name brought a storm of applause.

The mere mention of his brother’s name brought a tsunami of continuous applause.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Robert F. Kennedy Addresses the 1964 Democratic Convention – August 27, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

On this day 50 years ago, Robert F. Kennedy addressed the capacity audience in Atlantic City to introduce a film in tribute to his brother President John F. Kennedy.

In an emotion-charged display, the Convention erupted into wild cheers and applause in a demonstration lasting over 15 minutes, leaving a visibly moved Robert Kennedy at the podium, powerless to reign in the overpowering outpouring of affection for his late brother.

Eventually the hall became calm and Robert Kennedy was allowed to proceed with his tribute, paying loving respect to President Kennedy’s time in office; his accomplishments, goals and dreams.

A moving and profound tribute – one which, not only offering a reminder of John F. Kennedy’s enduring legacy, but also offering the glimmer of a new star on the horizon; RFK.

Here is that address, and a portion of the lengthy demonstration that preceded it from August 27, 1964.

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  1. September 13, 2014

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