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Funeral Train
In 1968, New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign appeared to be headed for victory. But on June 5, shortly after winning the California Democratic primary, he was assassinated outside the pantry of a Los Angeles hotel. His funeral was held three days later at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Photographer Paul Fusco accompanied the funeral train that carried Kennedy's body from New York to Washington for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. His coffin, placed in the last car, was positioned on chairs so it could be seen through large windows. Thousands of Americans gathered along the route to pay their respects. Listen to part of his brother Edward's tribute as you follow the train south.

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Images from the book "RFK Funeral Train," by Paul Fusco   |  Flash Version
 


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