U.S. President Lyndon Johnson urged education as a means of settling racial tensions in the?
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson urged education as a means of settling racial tensions in the United States in an address to a group of educators in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday (28 July).
Referring to the rioting and violence that has torn New York City and Rochester, the president said that "We shall maintain law and order in America..." He went on: "But democracy never has and never will solve its problems at the end of a billy club." He went on to say that education must be strengthened and that "We must rest our hopes and faith in American on education, not just for some but for all."
The educators had been invited to the White House by Mr. Johnson. They had been in Washington from schools throughout the nation taking part in a conference on International Rural Development.