Remarks at Model City Conference, Buffalo, New York

January 20, 1967


Buffalo, NY

The plight of the cities—the physical decay and the human despair that pervades them—is the great internal problem of the American nation, a challenge which must be met. The peculiar genius of America has been its ability, in the face of such challenges, to summon all our resources of mind and body, to focus these resources, and our attention and effort, in whatever amount is necessary to solve the deepest and most resistant problems. That is the commitment and the spirit required in our cities today.