Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (190873)
Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man . Because all Americans just must have the right to vote. And we are going to give them that right. All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race. And they are going to have those privileges of citizenship regardless of race.
President LYNDON B. JOHNSON, The American Promise, delivered to a joint session of Congress, March 15, 1965.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965, book 1, pp. 281, 286.
He was talking about the civil rights bill he was about to present to Congress.