Bobby Kennedy, Civil Rights, and Justice

Past Event
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Vera Institute of Justice

Reception at 6:00 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m.

Larry Tye, author of the recently released New York Times bestseller Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, will talk about Robert (Bobby) F. Kennedy's inspired transformation from cold warrior to hot-blooded liberal. Tye will focus on Bobby's role in making the Justice Department care about justice alongside law enforcement—including his relationship with Burke Marshall, Bobby's go-to guy on civil rights and other issues, and former chair of Vera's Board of Trustees. Tye is the author of seven books.

About Larry Tye

Larry Tye has written on numerous topics, including health, sports, history, and politics. In addition to being an author, he also runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which helps the media do a better job reporting on critical issues like public health, mental health, and high-tech medicine. Launched in 2001 and supported by a series of foundations, the fellowship trains a dozen medical journalists a year from newspapers, radio stations, and TV outlets nationwide.

Tye previously worked as a reporter at The Boston Globe, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, and The Anniston Star in Alabama.