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#ThrowbackThursday: Robert F. Kennedy dedicates OKC school, speaks often of JFK

Students crowd around U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy who had arrived to dedicate their school, John F. Kennedy Junior High School, in February 1965. The New York senator was also in Oklahoma City to promote a fund drive for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library. Making several appearances while in the state, he spoke of his brother and how the library would belong to "all of the people." [JIM LUCAS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
Students crowd around U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy who had arrived to dedicate their school, John F. Kennedy Junior High School, in February 1965. The New York senator was also in Oklahoma City to promote a fund drive for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library. Making several appearances while in the state, he spoke of his brother and how the library would belong to "all of the people." [JIM LUCAS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

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Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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