Eisenhower Urges American Students to Fight Discrimination
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Eisenhower Urges American Students to Fight Discrimination

Jewish leaders today hailed President Eisenhower’s call to American students to fight racial and religious discrimination in the United States. The President issued this call addressing the commencement program yesterday at Dartmouth College. Declaring that “this country is a long way from perfection,” President Eisenhower told the graduates.

“We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice against people because of the in religion. We have not had the courage to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong with our standards–the standards given us at places like Dartmouth we know they are wrong.

“New that courage is not going not to be satisfied your sense of satisfaction is not going to be satisfied, if you have not the courage to look at these things and do your best to help correct them, because that is the contribution you shall make to this beloved country in your time. Each of us, as he passes along, should strive to add something.”

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