Interfaith Ceremony

Wednesday, October 22, 1952

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

John A. Ross, chairman of the Interfaith celebration, introduced Myra Manning to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Rabbi Israel Goldstein gave the invocation.
Dr. Wendell C. Robert read scriptures.

Mayor Impellitteri speaks. Talks about how the Interfaith movements has common interests with the United Nations. Freedom to practice religion - whether Protestant, Catholic or Jew - is contrasted to the country's ruled by communist governments.

Performance by the Brooklyn Post Office Glee Club.

Leonard Probst of the State Probation Commission, read a message from Governor Dewey about respect for diversity. Declares October 19, 1952 Interfaith Day.
Probst goes on to talk about some Southern state's refusal to integrate.

Msgr. Edward J Watreson gave the closing prayer.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69838
Municipal archives id: LT820


Brooklyn Post Office Glee Club, Tommy Cowan, Israel Goldstein, Vincent R. Impellitteri, Wendell C. Robert, Sanitation Department Band and Edward J. Waterson


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