RFK

Browse a variety of photos of Robert F. Kennedy's visits to Buffalo and how his death was observed in Western New York. Photos From the Courier-Express Collection and SUNY Buffalo Collection, Archives and Special Collections, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

Archives and Special Collections Department, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State

Fifty years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy succumbed to the gunshot wounds he suffered one day before, wounds inflicted by an assassin who shot him just moments after Kennedy finished a victory speech at the Democratic Presidential Primary in California. The tragedy shook countless Americans including many in Buffalo, who recalled their memories of RFK, including his visit to Buffalo four years prior as a candidate for US Senate.


When Daniel Greene joined his father, Robert, at the StoryCorps mobile tour booth in Buffalo, he said he wanted to hear more about the individuals who left an impression on his father’s life. One of those individuals was Robert F. Kennedy, who visited Notre Dame where Daniel’s father went to school. On this anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, we hear how he impacted Robert Greene’s life.