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AUTHOR: Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900–65)
QUOTATION: Happily for us, students have not tried to overthrow the Government of the United States, but they certainly are making their views felt in public affairs. I think especially of the participation of American students in the great struggle to advance civil and human rights in America. Indeed, even a jail sentence is no longer a dishonor but a proud achievement.
ATTRIBUTION: ADLAI E. STEVENSON, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, commencement address at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, June 7, 1964.—The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, vol. 8, p. 567 (1979).
SUBJECTS: Civil rights