Kennedy—his mind, like Chavez’s, always on the political promise of a great photograph—flew up to Delano in March 1968, [description of RFK and Chavez photo op]. Three months later, RFK was shot in Los Angeles, and a second hagiographic photograph was taken of the leader with a Mexican American. A young busboy named Juan Romero cradled the dying senator in his arms, his white kitchen jacket and dark, pleading eyes lending the picture an urgency at once tragic and political.
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