The Kennedys and King: John Bohrer and Steve Levingston in conversation with Jane Dailey
The 1960s can be seen as a decade of idealism, protest, social protest and resistance, and this program focusses on three of the more prominent figures of the era. In "The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK," historian and MSNBC news producer John R. Bohrer chronicles how Bobby Kennedy became national leader and the voice of a new generation. Steven Levingston, nonfiction book editor of the Washington Post, looks at the relationship between John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in his book, “Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights.” University of Chicago historian Jane Dailey – a specialist in modern U.S. social and political history, African-American history, the American South and legal history – will lead the conversation about these promise, legacy and resonance of these three slain leaders.
Sunday, June 11, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Jones College Prep/North Auditorium/C-SPAN
John R. Bohrer is the author of "The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK." He is a historian, journalist, and television news producer for MSNBC. His writing can be found in New York Magazine, The New Republic, BuzzFeed, Esquire, Politico, & others.
Steven Levingston is the non-fiction book editor of the Washington Post and author of "Kennedy and King", "Little Demon in the City of Light", and "The Kennedy Baby." He has reported and edited for the Wall Street Journal and International Herald Tribune.
Jane Dailey (Interviewer)
Jane Dailey teaches American history at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia, Jumping' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights, and Building the Republic: A Narrative History of the United States Since 1877.