U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy died of brain cancer at age 77, his family said in a statement early on Wednesday.

Below is a selection of his notable speeches with video and text:

On the death of Robert F. Kennedy, New York City, June 8, 1968: Full Text

Democratic National Convention, New York City, Aug. 12, 1980: Full Text

On President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, July 1, 1987:

Endorsing Sen. Barack Obama, American University in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2008: Full Text

At the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colo., Aug. 25, 2008: Full Text