Senator Kennedy talks to the Alaska Democratic Party about civil rights
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy speaks to the Alaska Democratic Party Convention in Sitka on April 7, 1968, shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Senator Kennedy was standing in for his brother, Robert, who'd been scheduled to speak. Courtesy the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. The original material is a 1 open reel video tape in an unusual format, labeled only Ted Kennedy Sitka. The tape was transferred to an accessible tape format by a contractor specializing in media conservation. For being a 40-year-old video tape, it is in near perfect condition.