Robert F. Kennedy


Robert F. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and served as US Senator from New York from 1965 to 1968 and Attorney General of the United States from 1961 to 1964. He recognized the systemic structures that promoted discrimination and inequity and demonstrated a commitment to advancing civil rights throughout his career. Through contact with activists in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, he utilized the Economic Opportunity Act from LBJ’s Great Society initiative to create the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.