Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Quote of the Day (John Lewis, on JFK and MLK)

“After Dr. [Martin Luther] King had spoken, we went back down to the White House. President Kennedy invited us back down, and he stood in the door to the Oval Office and greeted each one of us. He was like a proud beaming father that everything had gone so well. He said to each one of us as he shook our hand, You did a good job, you did a good job. And when he got to Dr. King, he said, And you had a dream.”—Congressman John Lewis remembering the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, quoted in “One March,” Time Magazine, August 26-September 2, 2013 issue

(The photo accompanying this post, by Cecil W. Stoughton, shows President Kennedy meeting with the leaders of the March on Washington.)

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