People cannot contribute to the nation if they are never taught to read or write,if their bodies are stunted with hunger, if their sickness goes untended, if their life is spent in hopeless poverty just drawing a welfare check. So we want to open the gates to opportunity. But we're also going to give all our people, black and white, they help they need to walk through those gates.
-LBJ, in a speech to Congress called "We Shall Overcome" following the racial violence that broke out in Selma, AL in 1965.
sigh. a breath of fresh air.