Monday, December 3, 2012

LBJ's Speech on Equal Rights after Kennedy's Assassination

Yesterday, I mentioned Kennedy's speech.

Then there is this speech by Lyndon B. Johnson on November 27,1963, after Kennedy was assassinated.

He said "Our most immediate tasks are here on this Hill. First, no memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the Civil Rights Bill for which he fought so long. We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for a hundred years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter, and to write it in the books of law. I urge you again, as I did in 19 and 57 and again in 19 and 60, to enact a civil rights law so that we can move forward to eliminate from this nation every trace of discrimination and oppression that is based upon race or color. There could be no greater source of strength to this nation both at home and abroad." 

 I am studying for the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) Certification Exam. I'll post about it here from time to time.

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