(not too many meals missed here)
People cannot contribute to the nation if they are never taught to read or write, if their bodies are stunted from 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, the help that they need to walk through those gates.~ Lyndon B. Johnson ~
from his speech, "We Shall Overcome,"
given to Congress on March 15, 1965,
after racial violence broke out in
Forty-five years and two weeks ago, he gave this speech. We have a long way to go to rectify the situation.
A step at at time.
May all your needs be met today.