Sunday, August 15, 1943
Program aimed at fighting racial prejudice.
Southern Aires Quartet singing "I've Been duped and I've Been Scorned".
Mayor La Guardia introduces Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt talks about NYC being her city: born here and raised here. Describes various sites and favorite spots of the city. Despite its ills she loves the city. Mrs. Roosevelt congratulates La Guardia for his work in New York City and protecting those who can't protect themselves. She notes New York's great immigrant past, calling it the great polyglot city. Emphasizes the importance of freedom of religion.
"We will have bad people among us, but they will not be all white or black or all gentile or all Jew. There will be fewer bad people as justice and economic and educational opportunities are open to all…."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8444