13 June 2019
Paul Schrade on the California primary tragedy of 1968
Paul Schrade stood at Robert F. Kennedy’s side at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, 51 years ago last week. As they entered the kitchen, Schrade was shot along with the presidential candidate. Schrade recovered from his injuries. Now 94 years old, his memories of that tragic night are still vivid. He shared his recollections of Kennedy and the candidate’s time in the Central Valley, and of Schrade’s own work for the United Auto Workers in California.