Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 30, Number 2, Fall 2018 Page: 53
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Of all the major political figures sympathetic
to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights
movement of the 1 960s, none, with the notable
exceptions of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson,
was more visible or active in the drive to remove
the stain of segregation and racial injustice from
the fabric of America than "Bobby" Kennedy.
Although his older brother was credited for
arranging King's release from prison in 1960, it
was actually Bobby who had pulled the behind-
the-scene strings that made it possible. Likewise
it was not John Kennedy but Bobby, who, as
Attorney General of the United States, had sent
federal marshals to escort black students into
previously all-white universities and to protect
the now-legendary "Freedom Riders" from harm
by virulent white racists. And although by the
time his brother died, RFK was still struggling to
understand the anger and resentment that black
people in America then felt, at least he was making
an effort, which in time, as one modern-day
writer has put it, led him, shortly before his death,
to become "the most trusted white man in black
Several years earlier, while serving as Attorney
General of the United States in his brother's
administration, Bobby Kennedy made a brief trip
to Dallas, which attracted little attention at the
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Dallas Historical Society. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 30, Number 2, Fall 2018, periodical, Autumn 2018; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1137646/m1/55/?q=steven%20r%20butler: accessed June 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Historical Society.