by/ Jun. 6, 2018 7am EST
Robert F. Kennedy died 50 years ago today—June 6, 1968. Kennedy made a visit to Buffalo in January of 1968, prior to announcing his run for president. In this rare photograph, Kennedy is seen cavorting with Mayor Frank Sedita, Democratic 26th Ward “boss” Robert Costanzo, and Erie County Democratic Chairman Joe Crangle. This was likely at the Romulus Club, where the trio dined with the former senator. Robert F. Kennedy, like his brother John F., knew well that all politics were local. It was Kennedy’s last visit to Buffalo.