A Profile in Cowardice

Ted Kennedy, the accident, and the cover-up
All the articles and information contained on these pages are compiled from official documents and previously published materials.

This site contains extensive coverage of the circumstances surrounding the infamous accident at Chappaquiddick
July 19, 1969

"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law?
Or is there one system for the average citizen
and another for the high and mighty?"
- Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973 -
Map of the accident scene
View of the "Dike Bridge"
Ted's car is removed from Poucha Pond
View the
Photos and Evidence from the Accident
Was Senator Kennedy drunk when he drove off the
Dike Bridge in Chappaquiddick?
Read the statements and testimony of those who spent the day with him

Learn the disturbing truth about the accident at


Mary Jo Kopechne
Mary Jo Kopechne
-click- - See Police diver John Farrar's testimony suggesting that Mary Jo Kopechne survived for as long as two hours in the submerged automobile by breathing a pocket of trapped air.

-click- - Learn how Senator Kennedy spent the nine hours after the accident attempting to cover-up his involvement, while Mary Jo Kopechne was left to die in his submerged automobile.


- Read the scenario developed by Detective Bernie Flynn, one of the officers who investigated the accident

- View Senator Kennedy's history of traffic violations.

- Learn why George Killen , the State Police Detective-Lieutenant who investigated the accident, said that Senator Kennedy "killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger."


Follow the Timeline of events leading up to
the accident at Chappaquiddick
What Really Happenned ?
The Chappaquiddick Chronicles
- July 18-19, 1969 -
including Ted's driving record

Chapter 1
The Edgartown Regatta and the Party at Chappaquiddick - July 18, 1969 -click-

Chapter 2
The Accident -click-

Chapter 3
After the Accident: Profile in Cowardice -click-

Chapter 4
Preparing an Alibi -click-

Chapter 5
The Accident is Discovered -click-

Chapter 6
The Cover-up Begins -click-

Justice: Kennedy Style -click-

The Exhibits
View the photographs, diagrams, and documents of the accident -click-

- Ted's Driving Record:
"That boy had a heavy foot and a mental block against the color red.
He was a careless, reckless driver who didn't seem to have any regard for speed limits or traffic ordinances."
- Charlottesville Deputy Sheriff - Thomas Whitten ( 1959 )