Plymouth Rock 1949

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Displaced persons wave from the deck of the "Ship of Freedom" as they near the pier in New York on Oct. 30, 1948

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 1949-uu-uu.

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

"This is a story for Uncle Sam by Uncle Sam." An original narrative ballad providing commentary on the DP Act of 1948. A character called Uncle Sam (the soul of the US) delivers musical selections such as: "You find 'em and We'll use 'em" and "Those People Sure Look Good To Me" - in addition to spoken texts that challenge official US policies towards DPs.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 2299
Municipal archives id: LT992