Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope—some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.

Lyndon B. Johnson

1964 State of the Union

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Johnson, Lyndon B. "State of the Union Address." Joint congress meeting. 8 Jan. 1964, US Capital Building, Washington, DC, USA.