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Rebel Spirits Opening Program

June 4, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.

| $15

The Promise and the Dream book cover

The Museum’s temporary exhibit Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. opens to the public on June 5, 2018. On June 4, the Museum is presenting a special evening that includes a preview of the exhibit and an exclusive program with photojournalist/exhibit curator Lawrence Schiller and journalist/author David Margolick.


The exhibit is based in part on Margolick’s book The Promise and the Dream, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 2018) by RosettaBooks. The book examines the unique bond between Kennedy and King and the complicated mix of mutual assistance, impatience, wariness, awkwardness, antagonism and admiration that existed between the two.


Come hear the unique perspectives of Schiller and Margolick as they discuss the converging paths and shared interests of Kennedy and King, two American leaders who came from such different worlds.


A book signing will follow the program.




David Margolick (left) and Lawrence Schiller (right)

About David Margolick
A longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a former editor at The New York Times, David Margolick writes about culture, the media and politics. He served as national legal affairs editor at The New York Times, where he wrote the weekly At the Bar column for seven years. His newest book, The Promise and the Dream, is available in the Museum’s bookstore and online at jfk.org.


About Lawrence Schiller
An accomplished journalist and photographer, Lawrence Schiller has documented major stories around the globe for Life, Look, Newsweek, Time and others. As an official photographer on the Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign staff, Schiller captured iconic images of Senator Kennedy during the months prior to his assassination. Schiller also photographed Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in November 1963 and collaborated with Norman Mailer for nearly 35 years.



June 4, 2018
6:00 p.m.


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