A uniquely profound record, "RFK Funeral Train" is a chronicle of the tragedy and trauma of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination. These emotional photographs, many never seen before, document the funeral procession as it traveled from New York City to Washington, D.C. in June 1968.
In tribute to RFK's raw empathy, his determination to make our lives better, and his insistence that the government is answerable to all - black and white, rich and poor - hundreds of thousands of people stood patiently in the searing heat to pay their respects.
An essay by Norman Mailer, remembering an encounter with RFK a month before the shooting, as well as a retelling of the events of that fateful week in June 1968 by Newsweek editor and RFK biographer Evan Thomas, joins a homage by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Taken together, these writings and images viscerally evoke how the man and his vision of America touched us with unforgettable idealism and humanity.
Size: 7 1/4 x 11 1/4"
Publisher: Magnum Photos Book in association with Umbrage Editions (New York, 2000)