|Robert F. Kennedy|
One thing that I found interesting was that he didn't really get along with many prominent names, such as J. Edgar Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, and at times Martin Luther King Jr. J. Edgar Hoover was difficult to work with as he didn't like the idea of racial integration (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkennedyR.htm). Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson were known to not get along, and after only 9 months of being Attorney General for Johnson, he resigned and decided to run for the Senate. As far as Kennedy and Dr. King, Kennedy would often give permission for the FBI to wiretap Dr. King's phones, as the FBI thought that King's closest allies were communists (http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/king/d1.html), and once King angrily berated Kennedy for having a The First Baptist Church in Montgomery secured by the National Guard and U.S. Marshalls(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFK#cite_note-26), although he would later go on to thank him for that.
Another thing that surprised me was that Kennedy's ultimate goal was to end the nonviolent protests. It was surprising to me because Kennedy was an avid civil rights supporter, and ending the protests seemed odd. However, the main reason why he wanted to end these protests was because it often incited riots and it would embarrass the United States. In fact, he was content with jailing the Freedom Riders for the sole reason of keeping them out of harms way. He preferred that the movement would focus more on voting issues instead of causing violence.