Friday, May 27, 2011

Hubert Humphrey at 100

Hubert Humphrey at the Democratic National Convention, 1948:
“To those who say this civil rights program is an infringement on states’ rights,” he thundered from the convention podium, “I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.”
qtd in Rick Perlstein, "America's Forgotten Liberal," New York Times, 27 May 2011.

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