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

May 6, 1961


Athens, GA

I believe that, as long as a single man may try, any unjustifiable barrier against his efforts is a barrier against mankind. A government that can destroy such a barrier without erecting any others in the process is a good force. A government too weak for that is not only a waste but an evil because it holds out false hope.