The 1968 Exhibit

Hopes dashed one fateful June night

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Senator Kennedy shot at the Ambassador Hotel after delivering speech
 
On the night Sen. Robert F. Kennedy won the California Democratic presidential primary, his thoughts were focused on gratitude and how Americans could work together to end their divisions.

During his victory speech June 5 inside the ballroom at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, the 42-year-old thanked family, friends and supporters for their help and said he believed the country could unite despite war and violence.

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