President Says "A Good Deal Left Undone" in Civil Rights

May 17, 1962 - There is “a good deal left undone” in the civil rights field, President Kennedy acknowledged today. On the eighth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s school desegregation decision, Mr. Kennedy was asked at his news conference if he thought progress had been “rapid enough” since 1954. “Well I think we can always hope that more progress can be made in the area of civil rights or equal opportunity, whether it’s in employment or education or housing or anything else. There is a good deal left undone, and while progress has been made, I think we can always improve equality or opportunity in the United States.”

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