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2019 Robert F. Kennedy Book & Journalism Awards

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Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was founded in 1980 with the proceeds from Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s best-selling biography, Robert Kennedy and His Times. Each year, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights presents an award to the book which “most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy’s purposes – his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity.” The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award has been recognized as one of the most prestigious honors an author can receive. Past winners include: Michael Lewis, Al Gore, Toni Morrison, and Douglas Brinkley.

Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards
In its 51st year, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Winning entries provide insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of human rights violations and injustice, and critical analyses of relevant policies, programs, individual actions, and private endeavors that foster positive change. The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards are among the few in which winners are determined by their peers. Past winners include The Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC's 20/20, Home Box Office, and Los Angeles Times.


For questions about registration, please contact Amy Rubenstein at tme@rfkhumanrights.org.

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