Robert F Kennedy, Talk led by Marian Strobel (Hybrid In-Person Talk and Livestream virtual)

Event details

  • March 15, 2022
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601 (parking is free after 6pm.) The event can also be viewed virtually Livestream.
  • 864-244-1499

  |  Cost: Free (Registration required )

Robert F Kennedy, Talk led by Marian Strobel (Hybrid In-Person Talk and Livestream virtual)

When one hears the name Kennedy, most think of JFK or maybe even Jackie. But it was serious young Bobby Kennedy who faced off with Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters during the Rackets Committee hearings of the late fifties and who during the Cuban Missile Crisis possessed a dissenting voice to which the President was open to listen.

When we think of the 60’s generation, we recall JFK’s challenge: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

RFK took up that gauntlet: “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of those acts will be written the history of this generation.”

He was 36 when he became the US Attorney General.  At 40 he was elected a US Senator and soon started his Presidential campaign. At 42 he was assassinated. What might have been had he finished the race?


Registration for the Robert F. Kennedy Talk will be open soon. Please check back in a few days.

LIVE PROGRAM – You can register either to attend the live presentation at the Hughes Main Library where you, too, can join in the conversation. Seating at this live event is limited to 175. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel online so that others can join in this popular program.

ONLINE PROGRAM – Or you can register to join online and view from another location.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. If when you register you click on “add to your calendar,” you will have all the information you need to join the event on your calendar.

The event will feature audience Q/A. Everyone who has registered for the event will receive an email with a link to a recording of the presentation that will be available for two weeks only.


Marian Strobel, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, holds the Ph.D. degree from Duke University. Currently, she is the William Montgomery Burnett Professor of History and Chair of the Faculty at Furman University where she specializes in Recent US History and American women’s history.  Previous to coming to Furman, she  taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Montana, the University of Virginia, and Phillips Exeter Academy.

Dr. Strobel is especially interested in the history and impact of the Kennedy family.  She has been a frequent speaker in Greenville and especially at the American History Book Club where she has delivered talks on  Joseph Kennedy, JFK and the election of 1960.  She presented the 2019 Jackie Kennedy Chautauqua Talk.

Marian is a long-time enthusiastic supporter of Greenville Chautauqua and currently serves on the Greenville Chautauqua Board of Directors.