How a historic meeting between Bobby Kennedy and black leaders stays relevant

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In 1963, after massive civil rights protests in Birmingham, Attorney General Bobby Kennedy wanted to improve race relations in the country. He set up a meeting with black intellectuals, artists and activists. James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Lorraine Hansberry, and Kenneth Clark joined Kennedy at his New York penthouse. The meeting turned into a bitter fight, but it was an important turning point for Kennedy’s thoughts on race. It’s the subject of a new book.