Sirhan Lives

Title

Sirhan Lives

Subject

RFK Assassination

Description

Convicted in April 1969 of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Palestinian-American Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death. In 1972, the California Supreme Court, the The People of the State of California vs. Robert Page Anderson, prohibited the use of capital punishment in the state of California on the basis of cruel and unusual punishment. This button is inscribed with the words, “Sirhan Lives,” noting the commuting of his sentence in 1972 to life imprisonment.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1972

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Sirhan Lives ,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 22, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/243.

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