Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy was asked the following question at his news conference fifty-three years ago today, May 17, 1962, in the State Department Auditorium here in the Nation's Capital...
"Today is the 8th anniversary of the Supreme Court desegregation decision.* Do you feel that progress in this area has been rapid enough?"
"I think we can always hope more progress can be made in the cause of civil rights, or equal opportunity.
There is a good deal left undone, and while progress has been made, I think we can always improve equality of opportunity in the United States."
JFK At News Conference