Remarks at the University of Michigan
Remarks at the University of Michigan 1
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
In this commencement address, President Johnson introduces his Progressive idea of a "Great Society."
May 22, 1964
President Hatcher, Governor Romney, Senators McNamara and Hart, Congressmen Meader and Staebler, and other members of the fine Michigan delegation, members of the graduating class, my fellow Americans:
It is a great pleasure to be here today. This university has been coeducational since 1870, but I do not believe it was on the basis of your accomplishments that a Detroit high school girl said, "In choosing a college, you first have to decide whether you want a coeducational school or an educational school."