Address at the Joint Defense Appeal of the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Chicago, Illinois

June 21, 1961


Chicago, IL

I have been drawn to the Civil War, as have many Americans, because it was a climactic time in our history; a time of incredible courage and bravery; a time when the American people faced a strange and bitter crisis and emerged united and resolved to continue the historic struggle of free men to achieve full liberty and full justice for all.