Outpouring of Remembrances Online
By Garance Franke-Ruta
The tribute video from the Democratic National Convention last year, posted online at TedKennedy.org by the Committee for a Democratic Majority, is just one of many remembrances being posted online today, from statements to videos to calls for action.
Among them, an April 1968 Democratic convention speech in Sitka, Alaska, below, shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
• His 1980 Democratic National Convention speech can be heard and read here. Video of excerpts from his concession speech can be viewed here.
• Members of his current and former staffs send remembrances to National Journal.
• Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sings a video tribute on YouTube. The song for Kennedy is called "Headed Home" and was written with Phil Springer. The refrain: "Just honor him/ Honor him/ And every fear/ Will be a thing of the past."
• The New Yorker selects excerpts from decades of coverage of the lion of the Senate.
• The American Prospect's Harold Meyerson, also a Post columnist, unpacks what Kennedy meant to the history of American liberalism.
• In The New Republic, Sean Wilentz looks out over the triumph and tragedy of Kennedy's life.
• And the Harvard Crimson recalls his college years. He was a member of the Owl.
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