A look at Robert Kennedy’s legacy 50 years after his death

Many remain convinced that the progressive political icon would have been one of the US’ great presidents if he had not been assassinated.

Half a century ago, US Senator Robert F Kennedy was shot minutes after he had given a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles; he died the next day.

Today, many people remain convinced that the unique political talents of Kennedy, a progressive icon who was running for the presidency when he was assassinated, would have made him one of the US’ great leaders.

Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan looks back at his life and legacy.