On this day in 1966, President Johnson delivered a speech commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the Organization of African Unity, outlining the administration’s African policy and establishing a task force to review U.S. development policies and programs in Africa.
On this day in 1968, Australian Prime Minister John Gorton made an official visit to Washington, D.C., and Texas.
In his welcome to the Prime Minister, LBJ stated,
’Our peoples have been molded by the same forces. Both of our continents are vast. Both of our histories are young. Both of our governments are free. All of our people were drawn from many lands. We both enjoy an abundance which, for most of the world, is yet just a dream.
’We share a common vision. We see a world where might does not make right. We strive for a world where nations can live together in peace and freedom under the rule of law.’