Ethel with Bobby

Robert & Ethel Kennedy

Robert & Ethel Kennedy

Robert & Ethel Kennedy campaigning in a small town (Indiana, 1968), photographed by Burt Glinn.

In the 1968 presidential campaign Robert Kennedy was successful in four state primaries — Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and California — as well as Washington DC. Indiana held its primary on 7 May which was won by Kennedy with 42 percent of the vote. In a month he was fatally shot shortly after midnight by Sirhan Sirhan and declared dead in the early hours next day.