EMK Institute Holds Groundbreaking on UMass Boston Campus
April 08, 2011
Office of Communications
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 8, 2011, attended by the late Senator’s family and a host of local state and national elected officials.
The ceremony was held at the future site of the institute on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It included remarks by Mrs. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, wife of Senator Kennedy.
"We have a lot of work to do, but today we are one huge step closer to realizing Teddy’s vision for the Institute as a living, breathing, constantly evolving bipartisan center that reflects his passion for education, history and civic engagement," Mrs. Kennedy said.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley spoke of the educational partnership between the institute and UMass Boston.
"We support wholeheartedly the goal of the institute to illuminate the great debates of the Senate’s past," Chancellor Motley said. "These moments in our history inspire our present, and inform tomorrow's leaders."
Watch the ceremony on the UMass Boston YouTube Channel.
To learn more about the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, visit http://emkinstitute.org.