President Lyndon B. Johnson's Address to a Joint Session of Congress, November 27, 1963
Shortly after President Kennedy’s assassination, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress and urged them to pass the Civil Rights legislation to honor Kennedy’s memory. He said,
...no memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long. We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for one hundred years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter, and to write it in the books of law.