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American Legion Convention: Adlai Stevenson

Wednesday, August 27, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

National Commander of the American Legion, Donald R. Wilson introduces Governor Adlai Stevenson.

Speaks of equality regardless of race or religion. References attacks against General Marshall (presumably by Senator Joe McCarthy). Speech revolves around anti-McCarthyism.


Also related: General Eisenhower's speech at the American Legion Convention: Identifier # 69785. This was the first American Legion Convention at which both presidential candidates spoke.

For more information on Adlai Stevenson, please visit http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/neh-preservation-project/2013/jan/02/adlai-stevenson/.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69790
Municipal archives id: LT803

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Adlai E. Stevenson and Donald R. Wilson

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