RFK - Final Speech - Joy to Confusion in Crowd

It was around midnight, on the day of California’s Democratic Presidential Primary (in 1968), when Senator Robert Kennedy and his supporters learned that he had won.

Celebrating his victory at LA’s Ambassador Hotel, RFK concluded his last speech with these words: “Now it's on to Chicago, and let's win there.”

Move the video forward, to 3:00, to see him say those words.

While the crowd is still celebrating, and chanting his name, people learn the news that RFK has been shot.  Joy turns to confusion as people at the podium ask for a doctor.

 

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Historical footage, at the Ambassador Hotel, June 4-5, 1968.

 

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