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Sen. Ted Kennedy, Civil Rights Titan, Dead At 77

Edward Kennedy shown at the funeral services of civil rights activist Roy Wilkins, Sept. 1981.
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Edward Kennedy shown at the funeral services of civil rights activist Roy Wilkins, Sept. 1981.

The political world is mourning the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. The eight-term Democratic senator from Massachusetts and brother of the late President John F. Kennedy, Jr., died Tuesday night after a year-long battle with brain cancer. During his time in Washington, Kennedy was a leader in the battle for civil rights, a cause he championed throughout his career.

Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree discusses Kennedy's legislative records, and reflects on what he will miss most about the late senator.

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