A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all.
Now the time has come for this Nation to fulfill its promise. We preach freedom around the world, and we mean it, and we cherish our freedom here at home, but are we to say to the world, and much more importantly, to each other that this is the land of the free except for the Negroes; that we have no second-class citizens except Negroes; that we have no class or caste system, no ghettoes, no master race except with respect to Negroes?
Divided, there is little we can do--for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? We have a right to expect that the Negro community will be responsible, will uphold the law, but they have a right to expect that the law will be fair, that the Constitution will be color blind, as Justice Harlan said at the turn of the century.
I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.
We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Will you join in that historic effort?
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HoustonTexas was chosen as the site, and the Humble Oil and Refining Company donated the land duringwith Rice University as an intermediary. This part ends at 4: Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again.
Its new AdministratorJames E. They recalled that the ambitious goal did not seem so remarkable at the time, and that Kennedy's speech was not regarded as so different from one delivered by President Dwight D. They are acting not out of sense of legal duty but out of a sense of human decency. Subsequent planned Apollo missions were cancelled.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
Bush in and George W. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Redress is sought in the streets, in demonstrations, parades, and protests which create tensions and threaten violence and threaten lives. I have recently met with scores of business leaders urging them to take voluntary action to end this discrimination, and I have been encouraged by their response, and in the last two weeks over 75 cities have seen progress made in desegregating these kinds of facilities.
Motor Torpedo Boat PT InKennedy attempted to enter the army's Officer Candidate Schoolbut was medically disqualified due to his chronic lower back problems.
Accompanied by a female acquaintance from a wealthy Newport family, the couple had stopped in Middletown, Rhode Island at the cemetery where the decorated, naval spyCommander Hugo W. Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind?
His paternal grandfather P. I am, therefore, asking the Congress to enact legislation giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public -- hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, and similar establishments.
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