Jackie Robinson and Sterling Wade Brown

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Jim Grier interviews Jackie Robinson, National Chairman of Brotherhood Week and Sterling Wade Brown, President of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.


Robinson describes the purpose of Brotherhood Week - a need to work towards unity all year long, not just the one week of Brotherhood Week. Robinson notes that the organization works all year round to help the National Conference of Christians and Jews.


Brown speaks about discrimination in economics and education. Both Robinson and Brown point out that children are not born with prejudices, that they are taught, often by parents. Both parents and children need to be taught brotherhood to fight prejudice.


Robinson draws on examples from baseball.


Dr. Brown speaks about his work in West Germany under General Lucius Clay. He speaks about the problems found there following a regime built on prejudice compounded with an astounding economic crisis.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72178
Municipal archives id: T4089