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Hope and HistoryA Memoir of Tumultuous Times$
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William vanden Heuvel

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501738173

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.001.0001

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RFK, Prince Edward County, and the Revolution for Justice

RFK, Prince Edward County, and the Revolution for Justice

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(p.60) 3 RFK, Prince Edward County, and the Revolution for Justice
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Hope and History
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William vanden Heuvel

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.003.0004

This chapter tells the story of Ambassador vanden Heuvel's meeting and subsequent close working relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. Appointed assistant attorney general at the Justice Department in 1962, he was tasked by the Attorney General with re-opening the public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia, after four years of closure due to local officials' resistance to desegregation after Brown v. Board of Education. His efforts led to the creation of the Prince Edward County Free Schools, which opened in September 1963. After President John F. Kennedy's assassination two months later, vanden Heuvel remained with RFK at the Justice Department, eventually working with his campaign for Senator and then president. Along the way, he travelled extensively with RFK in South America and Europe. He includes his speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Prince Edward County Schools.

Keywords:   Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Prince Edward County, Virginia, Brown v. Board of Education, school desegregation, RFK presidential campaign

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