Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama
"... Yes, we have come a mighty long way. But our journey is not over for despite our unprecedented prosperity and real social progress, there are still wide and disturbing disparities that fall along the color line ..." -President Clinton, March 5, 2000
“... Once again, I was swept back across the years to my boyhood longing for and belief in America without a racial divide. Once again, I returned to the emotional core of my political life in saying farewell to the people who had done so much to nourish it ..." -President Clinton, "My Life"
University of Texas, Address on Race Relations
“In the past, when we've had the courage to face the truth about our failure to live up to our own best ideals, we've grown stronger, moved forward, and restored proud American optimism. ... [We] were brave enough to say, this is not who we are; we're better than that." -Pres. Clinton, Oct. 16, 1995