Speech at University of Alabama

March 18, 1966


Tuscaloosa, AL

Negroes must be as free as other Americans —free to vote and to learn and to earn their way, and to share in the decisions of government would shape their lives. We know that to accomplish this end will mean great tension and difficulty and strife for all of us, in the North as much as the South. But we know we must make progress, not because it is economically advantageous; not because the law says so, but because it is right.