ABSTRACT

E very one of us must feel the symbolism of this moment-the conjunction of theme, of time and of place.For decades the name of this country was synonymous with racism in its vilest form. But today, Mr. President,1 you and your fellow citizens have transformed its meaning-from a byword for injustice and oppression into a beacon of enlightenment and hope, not only for a troubled continent, but for the entire world.