In 1968, a year that saw America divided by the Vietnam War and shocked by the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Steve Isenberg, a twenty-seven year old political novice, joined the presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He will recount his adventures on the campaign trail and reveal the highs and lows of a campaign that was innocent and idealistic, yet full of serious purpose and determination, but that was ultimately to end in tragedy.
MONDAY 22nd - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
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Steven Isenberg has been a newspaper publisher and senior executive at New York Newsday and the Los Angeles Times, chief of staff to the Mayor of New York, John V. Lindsay, and president of Adelphi University on Long Island. He was also a professor of literature, lawyer and the executive director of PEN America. He has written for The Los Angeles Review of Books, Essays in Criticism and The American Scholar, which recently published his essay about working in the 1968 presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He is a senior adviser for The Committee to Protect Journalists and lives in New York City. He holds degrees in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University, where he is an Honorary Fellow of Worcester College, a J.D. from Yale Law School and an honorary doctorate from Adelphi.