Remarks at Model City Conference, Buffalo, New York

January 20, 1967


Buffalo, NY

The path of innovation is never easy. Change is always painful. But it is the only path with the promise of saving our cities, the only path with the potential of bringing forth the resources needed for the task ahead. In our central cities are millions of Americans who have too long been denied a share in the American dream. And the gap is widening. Therefore we must join together—the people of the neighborhood, government, private enterprise, foundations, and universities—in an effort of unprecedented scope. The future of our nation demands that.