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RFK Comforts Colleague’s Daughter

Sept. 30, 1962 - Josephine Marshall, the 11-year-old daughter of the Justice Department’s civil rights chief, Burke Marshall (left), fell off a garage roof this morning and broke her arm. Her father had to leave for the office to deal with the Mississippi crisis before the doctor arrived, but there was some compensation later in the day. This afternoon, Josie had a telephone call from the Attorney General of the United States, Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy asked Josie how she had done it, said he had broken a leg once himself, and told her about his own children’s troubles. After the phone call, Mr. Kennedy and Josie’s father went back to worrying about Mississippi.


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