Quotation by Hubert H. Humphrey

There are those who say to you—we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, July 14, 1948, to Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia.

Supporting his Civil Rights Amendment to the Party Platform; Humphrey was then mayor of Minneapolis.
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