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"All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority."
- Martin Luther King Jr., letter from Birmingham jail

"segregation now . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever."
- George Wallace at his inauguration as Governor of Alabama

"When a police dog bites us in Birmingham, people of color bleed all over America."
- Jesse Jackson

"I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today."
- Martin Luther King Jr., speech at the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom"

"If anybody really wants to shoot the President of the United States, it is not a very difficult job. All one has to do is get in a high building someday with a telescopic rifle, and there is nothing anybody could do to defend against such an attempt."
- John F. Kennedy, the morning of his assassination

"He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. . . . It's - it had to be some silly little Communist."
- Jacqueline Kennedy, on hearing that a leftist had been arrested for her husband's murder

Leavelle: "Lee, I hope if anybody shoots at you, they're as 
               good a shot as you are."

Oswald: (Smiling) "Nobody's going to be shooting at me."
- Exchange between Detective James Leavelle and Lee Harvey Oswald minutes before Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby

"I think the next few months will tell. Either the VC will quit or this will turn into another Korea. I hope it doesn't take the U.S. too long to realize this."
- Air Force Captain Jerry Shank, who died in combat 3 months later

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