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Published on Dec 8, 2012
RFKinEKY's 2004 reenactment of RFK's 2-day 'poverty tour' in 1968. The last stop was at the Prestonsburg Fiscal Court House, where RFK and congressman Carl D. Perkins gave short speeches. Kennedy's speech was taped and photographed by a young student from Prestonsburg Community College, Ronnie Dee Blair. In 2004 Mr. Blair shares the tape and his story of Kennedy's speech. Tom Kiffmeyer, professor at Morehead State University and author Loyal Jones discuss Kennedy's Appalachian legacy, the 'war on poverty', and issues raised by the recreation. RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project, (2004) is a series of public conversations and art activities centered around the real-time, site-specific, intermedia performance recreating Robert Kennedy's 1968 two-day, 200 mile "poverty tour" of south-eastern Kentucky.