Historic American Senator Ted Kennedy passed away yesterday. Kennedy had served Massachusetts in the Senate for 47 years. He was “one of the historic lions of the US Senate“. Kennedy had been through a lot in his half-a-decade as senator. In the first decade of his service he witnessed both his brothers get assassinated. When he looked on his way to a Presidential nomination in 1972 he suffered the famous Chappaquiddick incident at the end of the 60s, in which he fled the scene of an accident and his aspirations for President took a huge hit.
After a turbulent first decade Kennedy settled in to serve four more decades in the Senate. He was a proponent of single-payer health insurance in the 70s. He ran for President in 1980 but lost the nomination to incumbent Jimmy Carter. In his concession speech he famously said “For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die”. Kennedy is best known recently for teaming up with George W. Bush to pass the No Child Left Behind Act.
We designed this shirt in memory for Kennedy’s life and career. We used part of the quote from his famous concession speech as the design for the shirt. If you were a Ted Kennedy fan and want to remember his life and career, you can get the t-shirt here.