905 – “By a plan known only to Providence, the stolen sons and daughters of Africa helped to awaken the conscience of America. The very people traded into slavery helped to set America free. My Nation’s journey toward justice has not been easy, and it is not over. The racial bigotry fed by slavery did not end with slavery or with segregation. And many of the issues that still trouble America have roots in the bitter experience of other times. But however long the journey, our destination is set: liberty and justice for all.”

-George W Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America

Quote Number: 720

Source: Bush, George W. “Hope and Conscience Will Not Be Silenced.” Speech. Île de Gorée, Dakar, Senegal. July 08, 2003. American Presidency Project. Online Here.

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