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President Johnson Speech at Howard University part two

Reel Number: 220571-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1965

Country: USA

Location: Howard University

TC Begins: 21:10:05

TC Ends: 21:20:45

Duration: 00:10:40

President Johnson Speech at Howard University part two LBJ making speech re new civil rights law guaranteeing every American the right to vote. The voting Rights Bill latest in long series of victories - quotes Winston Churchill re “ the end of the beginning” . Talks re freedom and equal rights. Says “ the task is to give 20 million negroes the same chance as every other American.... Men and women of all races born with the same range of abilities ” . Talks re number of black children in higher learning and professional workers and speaks about the first Lady Ambassador being a black woman. Talks of poor and deprived black Americans - unemployment amongst negroes - infant mortality - housing and negro Ghettoes.

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