Golden Medal Award Ceremony for Governor Thomas E. Dewey

Saturday, May 24, 1952

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

Speeches celebrating Governor Dewey's work in "underprivileged and typifying the American way of life." Specific programs mentioned include: New York State Youth Board, New York State Commission Against Discrimination (which work is also discussed in "Freedom's Ladder," LT65.3).

Jeanette La Bianca sings.

In his speech, Dewey mentions the events in Cicero, IL, when an African-American family's home was destroyed by white neighbors (this episode is also mentioned in "The Troublemakers," LT58).

Audience members include John Foster Dulles and Jackie Robinson.

Yugoslavian Ambassador Popovitch's speech is read by another member of the panel.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68730
Municipal archives id: LT85


Thomas E. Dewey, Vincent R. Impellitteri, Ginetta La Bianca, Florence Perlow Shientag and Robert F. Wagner


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