American Legion Convention: Adlai Stevenson

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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.

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Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69790
Municipal archives id: LT803