President Johnson addresses joint session of Congress and advocates equal voting rights and end of racial discrimination.
Washington DC USA Date:1965, March 15 Duration:5 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson addresses a joint session of the Congress to urge the passage of new voting rights legislation in the United States. In his speech, a week after racial violence in Selma, Alabama, President Johnson says that this is the time for civil rights, racial equality, and justice and 'It is right in eyes of men and God'. He says that the real hero of struggle is the American Negro and equality depends upon moral rights and we should respect the law and its orders. Members of the Congress applaud. He adds in his address that he wants to be the President to educate young children, to help to feed the hungry, to help poor to find their own way and to promote laws. The joint session of the Congress stands and applauds after President Johnson's speech.
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