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

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.