Speech at the Law Day Exercises of the University of Georgia Law School, Athens, Georgia

May 6, 1961


Athens, GA

The problem between the white and colored people is a problem for all sections of the United States. And as I have said, I believe there has been a great deal of hypocrisy in dealing with it. Some Financial leaders from the East who deplore discrimination in the South belong to institutions where no Negroes or Jews are allowed and their children often attend private schools were no Negro students are enrolled. Union officials criticize Southern leaders and yet practice discrimination within their unions. Government officials belong to private clubs in Washington where Negroes, including ambassadors, are not welcome—even at mealtime.