On this day in 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Things didn’t change overnight, some would say that ideas and ideals are still changing. Today’s quote reflects that.
We’ve learned that it will take more than one generation to bring about change. The fight for civil rights has developed into a broader concern for human rights, and that encompasses a great many people and countries. Those of us who live in a democracy have a responsibility to be the voice for those whose voices are stilled. – Mary Travers