Should Site of RFK's Assassination Be Preserved?
After declaring victory in the California primary 40 years ago, Robert F. Kennedy left the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel and into the hotel's kitchen pantry, where he was shot and killed. Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison wonders why the actual site of the assassination was not saved for posterity.
"The pantry is of national significance," Morrison writes, "because the RFK assassination was a national turning point, the 'great perhaps,' as Kennedy's friend, Pete Hamill, put it. And yet we knocked it down and swept it away like an outdated mini-mall."
Morrison's article "Where History Turned" appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times.
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