"When the architects of our Republic magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir." "This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning... and if America is to be a great nation, this must become true."
"This momentous decree is a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice." "We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro in Mississippi cannot vote and the Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote."
"Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation proclamation." "We can never be satisfied as long as the negro is the victim of the unspoken horrors of police brutality."