Joe Kennedy Reportedly Threatens To Remove RFK Files From JFK Library
DORCHESTER (CBS) – There appears to be a rift of sorts in the Kennedy family over the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s files.
RFK’s son, former Congressman Joe Kennedy says his family is considering moving his father’s papers out of the JFK Library and Museum in Dorchester.
Kennedy told the New York Times he’s upset and believes that the library has not done enough to honor RFK`s legacy.
The point of contention is that there is a remembrance of President Kennedy and one for Senator Edward Kennedy, but there is nothing at the library named for Robert Kennedy.
The Times reports that the library has offered to name a new 30,000-square-foot wing for Robert Kennedy if the family would donate the papers.
Joe Kennedy said in a recent interview that amounts to putting his name on a hallway.
The JFK houses thousands of boxes of files from RFK’s life. Many dealing with Cuba, Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement remain classified. But others are public.
The family is reportedly actively looking to relocate all of RFK’s files, and may even be consider auctioning a few off. The Times reports those documents are being appraised by Sotheby’s.