NEW YORK (Jun. 4)
The Council Against Intolerance in America today announced plans for a nation-wide Independence Day Ceremony which will be a “stirring national re-dedication to American ideals of tolerance and freedom as set forth in our Declaration of Independence.” The ceremony will be centered about an “American Declaration of Tolerance and Equality” initiated by George Gordon Battle, Senator W. Warren Barbour and William Allen White, co-chairman of the Council. The Declaration is to be read and adopted at thousands of community patriotic celebrations throughout the country on the Fourth of July.
Enscribed on an illuminated scroll, the document has been submitted to the Governors of each of the 48 States for signature and approval. It will be presented to Congress after the Independence Day Ceremonies.