Dr Frank S. Horne, Executive Director Commission of Intergroup Relations on integration and race problems.

Sunday, May 05, 1957

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

"Should ghetto neighborhoods such as Harlem be broken down?
"Do we really have integration in New York City?
"What is being done about integrating more of New York's public schools?
"Has prejudice subsided against Puerto Rican immigrants ?
"What can the Commission of Intergroup Relations on integration do to remove segregation in New York?

"For answers to these and other questions, listen now to your city station's Campus Press Conference."

Marvin Sleeper moderates.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 73513
Municipal archives id: LT7671


Frank Horne and Marvin Sleeper


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About Campus Press Conference

This is not your run-of-the-mill 'student conference.'

"For the answers to these and other questions..." Each Campus Press Conference (1951-1962) begins with a slew of questions from the student editors of New York City college newspapers, delivered with the controlled seriousness of a teenager on the radio for the first time. Despite their endearing greenness, the student editors pose sharp inquiries to guests from the fields of science, finance, culture, and politics. 

With the country on the cusp of radical cultural and political change, these recordings offer insight to student empowerment movements, flower power, and hippie culture – a time when the youth of America began to realize their tremendous impact and ability to shape their futures. The passion and curiosity of young people is heard through interviews with elected and appointed officials and experts.

Notable guests include Jackie Robinson, Joseph Papp, Averill Harriman, and Senator Jacob Javits.


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